Sep 4, 2015

Auto recalls break record in Japan; air bags not only problem

More vehicles have been recalled in Japan since April than in any year previously, largely due to potentially fatal Takata Corp. air bag inflators, the government said Thursday. A total of 10,292,339 cars were recalled in connection with 131 cases reported to the transport ...

Aug 21, 2015

Toyota to add 1,400 workers for new Prius and Land Cruiser

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to add about 1,400 workers at factories in Japan as the automaker ramps up production of Prius hybrids and Land Cruiser SUVs, people familiar with the matter said. The company’s Tsutsumi and Tahara plants are hiring to begin output of ...

Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators from Takata rival

Aug 21, 2015

Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators from Takata rival

Toyota Motor Corp., in a bid to reduce its risk from potentially lethal air-bag inflators supplied by Takata Corp., will buy millions of them from smaller parts-maker Nippon Kayaku Co., people familiar with the matter said. The carmaker asked the second-tier supplier last month ...

Aug 20, 2015

Toyota, steel makers agree to cut sheet prices

Toyota Motor Corp. and major steel makers have agreed to lower prices for steel sheet for the April-September period from the previous six months, marking the first price cut in a year, industry sources said Thursday. Toyota and the steel makers, including Nippon Steel ...