Transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag problems

Nov 21, 2014

Transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag problems

Transport minister Akihiro Ota said Friday he has directed Takata Corp. to investigate its defective air bags and that the ministry is directly in touch with the firm over the issue. The ministry usually relies on automakers themselves to report incidents and announce recalls, ...

Lawsuit links Takata air bag death to delay in Honda alert

Nov 18, 2014

Lawsuit links Takata air bag death to delay in Honda alert

Honda Motor Co.’s U.S. unit advised dealers not to contact customers about a potentially fatal defect because of a parts shortage, one week before shrapnel from an exploding air bag left a woman looking as if she had been killed with a knife, lawyers ...

Takata chairman stays out of sight as air bag crisis imperils dynasty

Nov 12, 2014

Takata chairman stays out of sight as air bag crisis imperils dynasty

Takata Corp. Chairman Shigehisa Takada’s failure to come forward and address an air bag crisis ensnaring the world’s biggest automakers risks shaking investor confidence in the 81-year-old company’s prospects. Takada plans to skip Thursday’s analyst briefing in Tokyo and send in his place Chief ...

Nov 9, 2014

Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles over faulty Takata air bags

Nissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment. The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. ...

U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

Oct 23, 2014

U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website. The government’s auto ...