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 ...

Jun 16, 2015

Transport Ministry to get more control over auto parts makers

An Upper House committee has approved a law revision to enable the transport ministry to demand defect reports directly from auto parts manufacturers when automakers issue recalls. The bill to revise the Road Transportation Vehicle Act was approved at a meeting of the Upper ...

Jun 16, 2015

Japan to boost regulatory control over auto parts makers

An Upper House committee has approved a law revision to enable the transport ministry to demand defect reports directly from auto parts manufacturers when automakers issue recalls. The bill to revise the Road Transportation Vehicle Act was approved at a meeting of the Upper ...

Jun 13, 2015

Honda confirms Lousiana death caused by Takata air bag

Honda Motor Co. said Friday that the death of a 22-year-old woman in Louisiana in April was caused by the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp., increasing the number of fatalities linked to the defective product to seven. “The air bag ...

Takata doubles U.S. recall to nearly 34 million air bags

May 20, 2015

Takata doubles U.S. recall to nearly 34 million air bags

U.S. regulators announced Tuesday that embattled auto parts supplier Takata Corp. has acknowledged defective air bags in 33.8 million vehicles in what an official described as “the most complex” recall in the country’s history. The course of events hit Takata shares hard during trading ...