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 ...

Sep 1, 2015

Combi recalling 120,000 child car seats

Combi Corp. has notified the transport ministry it is recalling 119,897 child car seats due to defects in belts and other parts. Subject to the recall are seats manufactured between October 2013 and July 2015. It is the biggest recall of child safety seats ...

Aug 5, 2015

Takata's lobby spending rises 22% as recall scrutiny intensifies

Takata Corp. boosted spending on U.S. federal lobbying by 22 percent in the second quarter as it faced increased attention from regulators and lawmakers about faulty air bags behind the auto industry’s largest recall in history. The Japanese auto parts-maker paid $390,000 (¥48.5 million) ...

Jul 15, 2015

342,000 hybrid vehicles recalled in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. reported to the transport ministry on Wednesday that it is recalling some 342,000 hybrid vehicles due to defects in the power system that could make the cars unable to run. The recall covers two models produced between February 2011 and November ...

Jul 10, 2015

Takata rejects U.S. senator's call for air-bag victim fund

Takata Corp has rejected a U.S. senator’s request to set up a fund that would compensate people injured or killed by its air bags. The Tokyo-based auto supplier notified Sen. Richard Blumenthal of its decision after the Connecticut Democrat called for a fund similar ...

New Honda chief discusses air bags, Asimo

Jul 9, 2015

New Honda chief discusses air bags, Asimo


Although the root cause of Takata Corp.’s deadly air bag malfunctions remains unclear, Honda’s new president on Thursday tried to reassure drivers and passengers that recalled vehicles are rendered safe with replacement inflators. “Takata told us that the new inflator is safe, and we ...

Jul 9, 2015

Honda adds 4.5 million cars to Takata air bag recall

Honda Motor Co. added 4.5 million more vehicles globally to recalls involving Takata Corp. air bags Thursday, expanding preventative measures amid a growing toll of motorists injured or killed by the safety devices. The recall involves 1.63 million vehicles including Fit small cars and ...

Jun 25, 2015

Toyota, Nissan to recall 3 million more cars over air bags

Toyota and Nissan, the country’s two top automakers, on Thursday expanded their global car recall by more than 3 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bags that have already been linked to eight deaths. Toyota said it will call back an additional 2.86 ...

Honda reports eighth death related to exploding air bags

Jun 22, 2015

Honda reports eighth death related to exploding air bags

Honda Motor Co. confirmed Monday a new death linked to an air bag, bringing the global total to eight fatalities. The company said a woman in Los Angeles died last September after a faulty inflator in a 2001 Honda Civic ruptured, firing metal shrapnel ...