Dec 19, 2014

Takata issues apology ad in U.S., Germany but not in Japan

Takata Corp. issued an apology advertisement in U.S. and German newspapers on Thursday, as the Japanese auto parts supplier has been embattled due to global recalls over its potentially defective air bags. But Takata did not issue such an apology in Japan, even as ...

Dec 19, 2014

Ford expands Takata air bag recall nationwide

U.S. automaker Ford said Thursday that it was expanding its recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata air bags nationwide, as required by U.S. safety regulators, and in other countries. The action will add 447,310 vehicles to the recall for defective Takata driver-side air ...

Dec 5, 2014

Mazda to recall over 60,000 vehicles due to brake problem

Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it will recall a total of 61,647 units of the CX-5 sport utility vehicle and Atenza sedan, known as the Mazda6 overseas, produced between February 2012 and September 2013 to fix a break problem. According to a report filed ...

Dec 4, 2014

Takata snub of recall request not backed by data, NHTSA says

The top U.S. auto-safety regulator told lawmakers Wednesday there is no way Takata Corp. can justify limiting an air-bag recall to only high-humidity states. David Friedman, the deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cited data that show humidity is less of ...