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2Honda working with new supplier Autoliv for Takata inflator recall

Takata is fighting against US regulators over whether to expand its airbag inflator recall nationwide, but the affected automakers are continuing to broaden their own campaigns to get these vehicles fixed. Honda is the first company to take the bold move of partnering with another supplier for its replacement parts. It just announced plans to work with Autoliv to create components for models needing repaired in the US.

15It turns out Takata isn't willing to expand airbag recall nationally after all

Reports Indicate Internal Investigations Conducted In 2004

There have been "approximately 0.000006 failures per air bag deployment, which is far below the failure rate" of most recalls, Takata claims.

2Takata to comply with NHTSA demand for national airbag recall

The Takata airbag recall is about to get a lot bigger, as the Japanese supplier is reportedly preparing to comply with an order by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand its region-specific recall to a nationwide campaign. According to Reuters, that will add millions of airbags to the disturbingly large supply of faulty units the company has already recalled.

AddParts Shortage Could Mean Airbag Inflator Replacement Takes Two Years

Takata is currently building about 300,000 replacement inflators a month

Drivers in the US might be stuck with quite a wait to get their vehicles repaired under the Takata airbag inflator recall.

6Senator says Takata airbags are 'ticking time bomb'

Congress Begins Inquiry Into Years-Long Delays Addressing Fatal Problem

"This is a problem that shows deep and wide issues in their quality-control process." – Sean Kane

42Watch Alpinestars' new Tech-Air self-contained airbag in action

Airbags are getting a bit of a bad rap at the moment from Takata's recall, but as we all know, the devices can be lifesavers. Even motorcycles are getting into the tech with companies finding ways to mount the bags on the bike or attaching them to riders. The latest innovation comes from cycle gearmaker Alpinestars, with an evolution of its Tech-Air system. The creative solution puts the bag and all of its sensors in modular form into specially made jackets.

31Takata discovered and hid airbag flaw a decade ago, workers allege

With millions of cars in need of repair and over 100 injuries reported, the problems facing Takata for its airbag inflator recall are huge. The controversy doesn't appear to be coming to a close soon, either. Now, two anonymous company employees have claimed to The New York Times that the business allegedly knew about the potential dangers surrounding the parts in 2004 because of secret tests. Despite them, the suppler didn't instigate a recall.

2Audi Recalling Nearly 102,000 Cars To Fix Air Bags

The recall covers certain cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.

37Takata airbag victim looked like she had been stabbed

We generally take certain principals for granted. The more water you drink, for example, the healthier you'll be. The more time you spend reading car news on Autoblog, the better informed you'll be. And the more airbags your car has, the safer you'll be. Because airbags equal safety. But that's not what some unfortunate drivers of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags are finding, and tragically finding out the hard way.

65Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

Police initially investigated the accident as a possible homicide

A woman named Hien Tran of Orlando, Florida, was killed by what looked at first like stab wounds on her neck. Actually, Tran may have been injured by shrapnel exploding from her Honda's faulty Takata airbag.

122NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action

Upwards of nearly five million vehicles could be affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks.

10Toyota, Lexus expanding Takata airbag recall, re-notifying customers

Toyota is re-notifying owners and expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall for some regions. The renewed campaign covers 247,000 examples of the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC430 that are located in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. All of the models come from the 2001-2004 model years and have potentially faulty Takata-made inflators on the front passenger side. According to the company,

4Chrysler calling in 1,912 Vipers over airbag sensors

A recall of less than 2,000 units wouldn't ordinarily factor on our radar screens. But then the Viper is no ordinary car.

7Takata airbag recall may soon embroil GM

When it comes to recalls, two companies have taken up the bulk of the news lately. One is General Motors, which has been cleaning house in the wake of the ignition switch debacle. The other is Takata, an airbag manufacturer that supplies some of the biggest names in the business. But now those two recall giants could be intersecting as reports indicate that GM may be forced to recall some of its vehicles (no specific nameplates were singled out, including the Chevy Volt, which is pictured above

59Lotus slated to stop selling Evora in US

It's been three years now since Lotus stopped selling the Elise and Exige in North America, leaving the Evora as its only model available Stateside. But according to the latest from Car and Driver, even that model is on its way out.

346k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags

Land Rover is recalling over 40,000 of its smaller SUVs over an airbag issue. In the affected vehicles, the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a problem with the restraint control module, which will be replaced where needed as part of the recall.

8Honda asking used-car buyers to sign liability document [w/poll]

Issue Arises From Ongoing Takata Airbag Recalls

New cars under recall must be repaired before a dealer can sell them but used cars are under no such mandate.

9BMW recalling all 2000-06 3 Series models over airbags in US, 1.6M globally

We just can't seem to get away from recalls involving the faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata. There are already millions of vehicles in need of repair as a result of these ever-expanding campaigns, and BMW is adding another 1.6 million worldwide. The Bavarian automaker is issuing a recall for certain 3 Series models, including 574,000 of them in the US, to replace the passenger-side, front airbag inflator.

12The long history behind Takata's massive airbag recalls

Moisture Is Only Latest In Long Line Of Explanations For Takata's Problem

The latest details of a troubling safety trend arrived Monday, when seven automakers issued eight recalls for cars that may contain airbags that could kill drivers instead of saving their lives.

4Massive Airbag Recall Affects Seven Automakers

Honda, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, Chrysler, Ford and Toyota are recalling cars due to faulty airbags

The recall of faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata has exploded Monday to include seven automakers. In most cases, only models in certain high-humidity regions were affected because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found in its investigation that moisture played a roll in determining whether there would be a problem. However, some companies opted for national campaigns. The exact number of affected models for these campaigns isn't yet known at this time.

30Airbag recall widens to include BMW, Chrysler, Ford and Toyota

The recall of faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata has exploded today to grow to seven automakers. In most cases, only models in certain high-humidity regions were affected because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found in its investigation that moisture played a role in determining whether there would be a problem. However, some companies opted for national campaigns. The exact number of affected models for these campaigns isn't yet known at this time.

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