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NHTSA expands new Takata probe to 4 more automakers

Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi join BMW as NHTSA investigates 1.4 million new air bag inflators

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted Thursday that it is investigating Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with a Takata recall involving 1.4 million inflators. The inflators made by the now-bankrupt Takata have a distinct and separate probl

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Automakers recall another 1.7 million cars with fatal Takata airbags

Part of the long-running series of recalls; death toll stands at 23

Part of the long-running series of recalls; death toll stands at 23.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.6M vehicles to fix Takata airbags

Joins the latest round of massive recalls from Ford, Honda, Toyota

Joins the latest round of massive recalls from Ford, Honda, Toyota.

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Toyota recalls another 1.7 million vehicles over Takata airbag inflators

That's on top of previous recalls totaling 37 million cars in the U.S.

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Ford agrees to $299M Takata airbag settlement

Money covers economic losses by owners who need to get their cars fixed

Takata's defective airbags linked to 278 injuries in U.S., senator says

16 million remain unrepaired in cars — is your car one of them? 

Takata Corp's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Automakers to pay up to $130M for Takata airbag injury compensation

Agreement will keep Takata afloat to make replacement inflators

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Ford expands 'Do Not Drive' airbag warning to 33,000 more Ranger trucks

Two deaths are attributed to Takata inflators made on the same day

Two deaths are attributed to Takata inflators made on the same day

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Takata creditors will vote on plan that could limit airbag victims' rights

$10,000 for bruising, $5 million for death or blindness.

$10,000 for bruising, $5 million for death or blindness.

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Honda, NHTSA confirm 20th Takata airbag death

Inflators have also caused 180 injuries worldwide.

Inflators have also caused 180 injuries worldwide.

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Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

Tool that targets advertising audiences will be used in hunt for Honda owners.

10 million cars in U.S. remain unrepaired.

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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.

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Nissan agrees to $98M consumer settlement over Takata airbags

Nissan does not admit any fault under the settlement.

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Takata airbags' 18th victim? Australian man killed by shrapnel in neck

Consumer agency wants to know why the replacements are taking so long.

Honda doesn't yet know if it was an airbag that hadn't yet been replaced, or a replacement.

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Kenneth Feinberg may take over $1B Takata fund from Robert Mueller

Feinberg previously oversaw the Sept. 11 attacks compensation fund, the BP oil spill fund and compensation paid by General Motors Co. to victims of its faulty ignition switches.

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Most of 46 million recalled Takata inflators in US not fixed

WASHINGTON - More than 65 percent of 46.2 million recalled Takata airbag inflators in the United States have not been repaired, a US senator said on Thursday, urging automakers to speed up the pace of repairs. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida said only 15.8 million inflators out of 46.2 million inflators recalled to date have been repaired through mid-May, though nationwide recalls began in 2015. He was citing answers submitted from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS

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Robert Mueller will leave Takata fund role to head Russia investigation

Mueller was the lead on a compensation fund for those affected by Takata airbags.

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