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.
Two deaths are attributed to Takata inflators made on the same day
$10,000 for bruising, $5 million for death or blindness.
10 million cars in U.S. remain unrepaired.
Only about a third of inflators have been replaced out of 65 million worldwide.
Toyota runs an ad campaign called 'In about an hour' to remind owners about the Takata airbag inflator recall.
This follows this week's news of an Australian man whose death is also blamed on Takata.
Honda doesn't yet know if it was an airbag that hadn't yet been replaced, or a replacement.
Victims granted an unusual role in bankruptcy proceedings.
Automakers brace for the impact.
Tens of billions of dollars in liabilities.
Condolences, not an apology.
Bankruptcy opens the door to a financial rescue from U.S.-based auto parts supplier Key Safety Systems, which Takata tapped as its preferred financial sponsor as it must keep churning out millions of replacement airbag inflators.
Honda reiterated its position that it did not conceal knowledge of Takata defects, but instead was itself a victim of deception by Takata officials.
Takata would stop producing airbag inflators after it completes production of replacement parts and fulfills existing supply contracts, likely around 2020.