Apr 14, 2015

Honda admits Takata air bag fault in Florida injury

Honda Motor Co. on Monday said that a faulty air bag made by Takata Corp. ruptured in the crash of a Honda Civic in March in Florida, injuring the driver. A metal fragment hurled from a front airbag inflator struck the driver in the ...

Jan 9, 2015

Subaru recalls 199,000 vehicles to fix brake line rust

Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances. The recall covers the 2009 through 2013 Forester, 2008 through 2011 Impreza, and the 2008 through 2014 WRX ...

Dec 30, 2014

Embattled Takata picks new general counsel for North America

Embattled air bag supplier Takata Corp. said it has hired lawyer Bruce Angiolillo to oversee its legal and regulatory matters in North America. Angiolillo was named general counsel at TK Holdings Inc., a North American unit of Takata, effective Thursday. “He will play an ...

Dec 26, 2014

Honda delays Legend sedan to guard against another quality lapse

Honda Motor Co., the automaker struggling with mounting recalls, said it’s further delaying the start of sales for the redesigned Legend sedan to conduct additional checks on its radar safety system and hybrid powertrain. Deliveries of Honda’s most expensive sedan will begin Feb. 20 ...

Takata's president steps down over air bag scandal

Dec 24, 2014

Takata's president steps down over air bag scandal

The president of embattled Tokyo-based auto parts manufacturer Takata stepped down on Wednesday over an air bag scandal linked to at least five deaths that has sparked the recall of millions of vehicles. The company also announced pay cuts for top executives, who have ...

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 ...