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Manufacturing problems with Takata Corp. air bags go beyond what the Tokyo-based company has disclosed to U.S. safety regulators about why the devices are at risk of exploding with dangerous force, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.

Takata has cooperated with a probe begun in June by U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigators into whether its air bags contain a defect in the inflator — the device at the core of the air bag that allows it to inflate in a fraction of a second in the event of a crash.

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