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Takata recall of 10 million replacement airbag inflators could get even larger

Supplier performs a do-over, and regulators may expand the recall

The 10 million inflator recall made public Wednesday covers inflators that were a temporary fix. The figure includes some inflators never installed. Separately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is assessing whether to compel the recall of tens of millions of additional Takata air bag inflators that have a drying agent.

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.

DOT calls Takata parts transporter 'imminent hazard to public safety'

Feds fault trucking company after explosive crash this summer.

Company told to cease transport operations until multiple issues are addressed.

Feds believe 85m defective Takata airbags still out there

If Takata can't prove the safety of its un-recalled airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate, the US government thinks 85 million more need replacement.

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.

Takata's troubles could be opportunity for Chinese company

Takata scandal is a "heaven-sent opportunity" for Joyson, a Chinese company, to enter airbag market. It bought a US airbag maker in February.

Toyota expands Takata airbag inflator recall

Toyota will expand its Takata airbag recall to include more examples of the Corolla, Matrix, and Lexus SC430.

Takata may sell portions of the business to pay for recalls

Takata might reduce its workforce in Europe and sell off some divisions to pay for potential recall expenses.

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.

VW and Audi recall Tiguan and Q5 to replace Takata inflators

VW and Audi will recall the 2015 Tiguan and Q5 to replace the Takata side airbag inflators. There's one report of an injury in a Tiguan.

Takata posts profit despite broadening airbag scandal

Takata posted significantly higher quarterly profits this year, but its airbag inflator scandal continued to grow.

Honda recalls 2.23 million vehicles to replace Takata inflators

Honda and Acura will recall over 2 million models in the US to give them new driver side airbag inflators.

Mazda recalls Takata airbags in B-Series

Mazda will recall the 2004-2006 B-Series pickup to replace the driver's side Takata airbag inflators.

Takata CEO won't resign from company despite airbag scandal

Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada will remain in charge of the auto supplier, which counters earlier rumors of his possible resignation.

Ford recalls 2004-2006 Ranger in expansion of Takata campaign

Ford will recall 391,394 examples of the 2004-2006 Ranger to replace their driver side Takata airbag inflators.

Emails show Takata employees joked about manipulating test data

Emails allegedly show Takata employees discussing manipulating airbag testing reports and attempting to obscure the results.

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.

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