• Reuters


Takata Corp., which for months resisted U.S. regulators’ demands to widen a recall over its potentially lethal air bags, has had an “attitude shift” and is in a mood to compromise to try to resolve the ballooning auto safety crisis, said a source close to the company.

That doesn’t mean Takata is ready to take all the blame and shoulder all the cost of fixing tens of millions of air bags that have been linked to six deaths, all in Honda Motor cars, when they exploded violently and sprayed metal shards into the vehicles.

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