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THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

NHTSA prepares to coordinate, accelerate Takata recall

11:54 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal auto safety regulators are invoking a power never used before in order to accelerate the Takata airbag inflator recalls after the embattled supplier acknowledged on Tuesday that parts contained in nearly 34 million U.S. vehicles were defective.

GM to invest $439 million in paint shop expansion at Corvette plant

6:34 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/21/15 11:00 am ET - new story
General Motors plans to invest $439 million in its Chevrolet Corvette plant in Kentucky as part of the automaker's plan to spend $5.4 billion on U.S. factory upgrades.

 
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GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal safety regulators have extended for at least a year a consent order that subjects General Motors to close scrutiny on safety matters, a...

U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing

1:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
One current and one former executive with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug were indicted today on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of spark...

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Can Takata survive historic U.S. airbag recall?

6:53 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Automakers have largely stood behind airbag component maker Takata, taking the hit to their own reputations from a series of recalls related to the...

Consumers overwhelm NHTSA website

7:29 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of car owners who were urged to check a government website and see if their airbags are safe have overwhelmed the site and U.S.

U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit added to Takata criminal case

10:50 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
US prosecutors in Detroit have joined the federal probe into Takata's defective airbag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally.

VW works council boss wants smaller board

9:40 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
The head of Volkswagen Group's works council, Bernd Osterloh, has called for a pared-down management structure at the carmaker following the...

Fiat unveils new compact model for Europe

7:31 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Fiat unveiled the first model in its new compact car family -- the Aegea sedan.

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

Takata says 265 airbag inflators ruptured during testing

1:49 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Embattled airbag supplier Takata told U.S. regulators that 265 of its airbag inflators ruptured in the company's testing since September.

Autoliv ready to pump up capacity to meet Takata replacement inflator demand

6:30 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Swedish auto safety gear maker Autoliv said today that it is ready to boost production capacity to meet increased demand as Japanese competitor...

Takata recall poses dilemma for U.S. backing untested fix

6:48 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Takata's latest recall leaves U.S.

Takata changed design of its airbags in 2008, report says

6:32 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Troubled airbag supplier Takata began changing the safety devices in 2008 to reduce the risk that humidity would cause them to deploy abnormally,...

More replacement airbag production planned, Takata says

1:25 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Takata said it plans to boost production of parts needed to replace potentially deadly airbag inflators that could spray vehicle occupants with metal...

Timeline of Takata airbag recalls

7:05 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Following are some key events in the cumulative global recall by more than 10 automakers since 2008 of more than 31 million cars fitted with...

Ford's Turkish plant cancels shift

2:27 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Ford Otosan, the Turkish arm of Ford, cancelled an extra working shift, citing supply chain problems amid widening labor unrest in Turkey's...

Some Jeep Renegades being held for software issues

10:18 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said some new Jeep Renegade subcompact crossovers are being withheld from dealers because of software problems.

Takata acknowledges defect in airbags

2:15 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
After months of pressure from U.S. regulators, Takata Corp.

BMW approves launch of X2 crossover, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
BMW has approved the launch of a coupe-styled crossover called the X2 to rival the Range Rover Evoque, a report said.

What people are saying about 2016 Chevy Camaro

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
Chevrolet, on the heels of the redesigned Ford Mustang, is bringing out a reskinned and re-engineered Camaro sports car for 2016, raising the ante in...

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