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U.S. rejects Ford bid to delay airbag recall of 3 million vehicles

10 million U.S. vehicles and 18.5 million faulty Takata airbag inflators remain unrepaired

Only about a third of inflators have been replaced out of 65 million worldwide.

Texas teen is 10th Takata airbag victim

A Takata-supplied airbag inflator ruptured in a 2002 Honda Civic on March 31 in an incident that killed a Texas high school senior.

Honda asked for Takata inflator change without telling Feds

According to internal documents obtained by Reuters, Honda had Takata change its airbag inflators to make them safer but didn't tell NHTSA. The decision could open the companies up to lawsuits.

Volkswagen pushed back against Takata airbag recall

The automaker believes the German-made inflators are safe.

Volkswagen says in a letter that the company doesn't agree with NHTSA's request to recall Takata airbag inflators because the automaker believes the components in its models are safe. However, the company will still conduct the safety campaign.

Takata allegedly hid failed airbag rupture tests in 2000

A deposition by a former Takata engineer claims the company hid airbag testing failures from Honda in a report from June 2000. The company reportedly got rid off the ruptured inflators from that experiment, too.

Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announce Takata recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US.

Takata reports more bad news as sales decline

Falling Demand For Steering Wheels Adds To Company Woes

Takata's steering wheel business is reportedly experiencing falling demand as a result of the supplier airbag inflator scandal.

Japan follows US lead in banning certain Takata components

Like the US, Japan will ban certain Takata's airbag inflators from vehicles in development, and phase them out of vehicles in production currently.

WSJ investigation reveals Takata may have hidden testing failures

Internal Takata documents reveal that from 2000 to 2010, US engineers raised concerns about altered data from airbag inflator tests.

Takata airbags linked to seventh death

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