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How Much is Your Safety Worth? For Takata, Too Much

Archived emails from Japanese auto parts-maker Takata Corp’s top executives have surfaced, indicating that the company halted safety audits of its airbag problems as early as 2009 due to costs, four years before the first recall.  Takata’s defective airbag inflators, which are responsible for as many as 34 million vehicles being recalled,...
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Seventh Fatality May be Attributed to Recalled Takata Airbags

Four days after her 2005 Honda Accord crashed, 22-year old Kylan Rae Langlinais passed away from serious injuries she sustained when her vehicle’s Takata-made airbag exploded and sent metal shrapnel into the car. Two days after Langlinais’s death, a recall notice for her Honda vehicle was delivered by mail. Honda has said that “the crash...
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Takata Brought to its Knees in Exploding Airbag Scandal

After months of resistance, Takata Corp, Japanese manufacturer of vehicle airbags that has been at the center of a massive recall responsible for at least six deaths and many more injuries, is finally acquiescing to U.S. safety regulators’ demands. Although the parts-maker doesn’t feel it should bear the entire cost of replacing the now-34...
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Confusion Mounts in Takata Airbag Replacement Scandal

Of the four million faulty airbag inflators auto parts maker Takata Corp. is beginning to replace in U.S. vehicles, confusion remains as to the total number of vehicles that still may possess defective parts. Safety regulators contend that 400,000 of the previously-replaced airbag inflator components will need to be re-done, as these vehicles were repaired...
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