Business Nov 17, 2015

Nissan reports first Takata air bag injury in Japan

Nissan Motor Co. has found that an air bag made by Takata Corp. ruptured abnormally and injured a passenger in a Nissan vehicle last month, the transport ministry said, announcing the first such case in Japan. Automakers have been recalling tens of millions of vehicles ...

Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators from Takata rival

Business Aug 21, 2015

Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators from Takata rival

Toyota Motor Corp., in a bid to reduce its risk from potentially lethal air-bag inflators supplied by Takata Corp., will buy millions of them from smaller parts-maker Nippon Kayaku Co., people familiar with the matter said. The carmaker asked the second-tier supplier last month to ...

Business Aug 13, 2015

Takata competitors making 68% of air bag inflator replacements

Takata Corp., the company whose faulty air bags are behind a record vehicle-safety recall, is depending on three of its key competitors to produce the majority of millions of replacement parts. By March, Autoliv Inc., Daicel Corp. and ZF TRW Automotive will make about 68 ...

Business / Corporate Jun 24, 2015

Two automakers dump Takata as source of air bags

Two major automakers told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that they are replacing Takata Corp.'s air bag inflators with units from other manufacturers amid growing concerns about the safety of Takata's product. Executives of FCA U.S. LLC and Honda Motor Co. were speaking during a ...

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 ...