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Nissan halts Japan-market output

Nissan has suspended production of Japan-market vehicles for two weeks after it concedes uncertified workers kept inspecting cars after earlier recall.

Industry braces for Kobe Steel scandal fallout

Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to learn how much trouble they face after the revelation that Kobe Steel falsified inspection data on metals they used.

Nissan recall shows how strict Japan is

Nissan recalls every passenger vehicle it has sold in Japan over the past three years, thanks to an administrative gaffe.

Honda's packs N-Box with surprises

Honda's redesigned N-Box minicar touts an improved powertrain and driver assist safety technologies to hang on to its title as Japan's No.1 minicar .

Subaru profit jumps 18% on U.S. demand

Subaru's quarterly profit rose 18 percent on booming U.S. demand for crossovers.

Takata files for bankruptcy, agrees to be acquired by Key Safety

UPDATED: 6/26/17 9:10 am ET -- adds details

Takata filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it would sell most of it assets to Key Safety for C $1.7 billion (US $1.59 billion). The supplier is at the center of the industry's biggest ever recall for faulty airbags.

Subaru safety push targets Japan's accident patterns

Subaru's new safety technologies came in response to a very Japanese problem: Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and seniors are more common in Japan than elsewhere.

Takata files for bankruptcy, agrees to be acquired by Key Safety

UPDATED: 6/26/17 9:10 am ET -- adds details

Takata filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it would sell most of it assets to Key Safety for $1.59 billion. The supplier is at the center of the industry's biggest ever recall for faulty airbags.

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