NHTSA fines Fiat Chrysler record $105 mlllion over safety recall lapses

Business Jul 27, 2015

NHTSA fines Fiat Chrysler record $105 mlllion over safety recall lapses

The U.S. auto safety watchdog, toughening its stance against manufacturer defects, announced on Sunday a record $105 million in fines against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over lapses in safety recalls involving millions of vehicles. The Italian-U.S. automaker's consent agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

Takata doubles U.S. recall to nearly 34 million air bags

Business / Corporate May 20, 2015

Takata doubles U.S. recall to nearly 34 million air bags

U.S. regulators announced Tuesday that embattled auto parts supplier Takata Corp. has acknowledged defective air bags in 33.8 million vehicles in what an official described as "the most complex" recall in the country's history. The course of events hit Takata shares hard during trading on ...

Business Apr 22, 2015

Takata air bag defects prompt expanded Nissan recall in U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. is expanding a recall of the 2006 Sentra compact car by 45,000 units mainly in the Southern United States because of a defective air bag manufactured by the embattled Takata Corp., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday. Nissan's U.S. arm ...

Business Feb 27, 2015

Automakers select aerospace company for Takata air bag probe

A group of 10 automakers affected by faulty air bags made by embattled Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. said Thursday it has selected the aerospace company Orbital ATK Inc. to lead an independent investigation into the defect. The automakers also announced that David Kelly, former ...

Business Feb 26, 2015

Takata to save faulty air bag inflators for litigation, U.S. probe

A U.S. safety regulator on Wednesday ordered Takata Corp. to preserve all air bag inflators removed through a recall process as evidence for a federal investigation and private litigation cases. It was the first time the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency of the ...

Business Jan 7, 2015

U.S. recalls may climb this year, car safety chief says

A recent wave of auto recalls may lead to even more flaws being discovered this year as drivers become alert to design faults, the top U.S. car safety official said Tuesday. Recalls of air bags and ignition switches last year contributed to an increase in ...

Business 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 a ...