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NHTSA has opened an investigation into the airbag inflators of a second supplier, amid concerns that age may be playing a part in reports of bad inflators.

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FCA US is adding 88,000 examples of the 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger to the Takata inflator recall. The company recently conducted an audit of its affected vehicles and discovered that these coupes also needed the repair for the driver's side.

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Despite government urging, Takata says that it has no plans to create a compensation fund for those harmed by the company's faulty airbag inflators. US Senator Richard Blumenthal plans to keep pressing the issue, though.

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Honda is adding 4.5 million more vehicles to its Takata airbag recall, but none of them are in North America. The company found the problem after analyzing additional inflators from vehicles not previously covered.

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A crash of a Nissan X-Trail in Japan sparked a fire when the hot shrapnel from a rupturing Takata airbag inflator ignited the dashboard. The driver suffered light burns in the incident.

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Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stepped in front of cameras, bowing deeply while issuing a public apology for his company's handling of its airbag recall.

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Congress Grills Takata And Federal Officials On Airbag Crisis

Federal officials and an executive from automotive supplier Takata took turns Tuesday explaining to Congress why it took years before any of them took action to protect motorists from a deadly airbag defect and why safety problems still threaten drivers.

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Over 243,000 additional examples of the 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibes are in need of passenger-side airbag replacements in connection with the Takata recalls.

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Toyota is expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall by an additional 1.37 million vehicles, including the 2003-2007 Corolla, Matrix, and Lexus SC430; the 2005-2006 Tundra; and the 2005-2007 Sequoia.

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Honda is expanding its passenger's side Takata airbag inflator recall to affect an additional 1.39 million examples of the 2001-2005 Civic and the 2003-2007 Accord. In total, 2.3 million of the company's cars need the repairs just on that side.

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Product Line Set For Massive Overhaul

Honda will kill off the Civic Hybrid and compressed natural gas models at the end of the 2015 model year as part of a massive product overhaul, a top executive said Monday in Detroit.

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Honda is revising its earnings for the last fiscal year to account for $363 million in costs globally for the Takata airbag recall.

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The crash of a 2005 Honda Civic in Louisiana in April might be the seventh fatality linked to Takata's faulty airbag inflators.

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Mazda is recalling over 472,000 vehicles in the US, with an expansion of its Takata airbag inflator recall. The models affected include the Mazda6, RX-8, Mazdaspeed6 and B-Series pickup.

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Company VP Says Controversial Chemical Still Used In New Products

It's going to take years for the auto industry and federal government to sort through the Takata airbag mess.

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General Motors issues a US recall of 330,198 Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups from 2007 and 2008 to replace passenger-side Takata airbag inflators.

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BMW, FCA, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi All Affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is starting to announce the expanded Takata airbag inflator recalls. FCA has over 5 million vehicles affected worldwide, and BMW has over 420,000 in the US. Honda's expansion includes 350,000 more Civics and Accords.

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Honda is recalling 340,000 vehicles in Japan for a further expansion of its Takata airbag inflator recall. A broadened campaign in the US is also possible in the future.

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Study Shows Only 56 Percent Of Motorists Get Their Recalled Cars Fixed

News accounts may be filled with grisly details about car accidents caused by dangerous defects, Congressional investigations into the inaction of carmakers, and a record number of recalls, but little of it is impacting the way people shop or care for cars.

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Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru are expanding their global Takata inflator recalls by 715k. Many of these models are in Japan.

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Three unnamed insiders have revealed that Takata changed its airbag inflator propellant in 2008 following a recall by Honda. The company's internal testing of inflators from recalled models shows hundreds of ruptures, as well.

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