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Automakers To Jointly Probe Takata Air Bags

Inflators used in certain air bags made by the Japanese supplier Takata Corp. can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2014

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Honda Admits Failing To Report Deaths, Injuries

Honda blamed the lapses on inadvertent data entry and computer programming errors, as well as a misinterpretation of the federal TREAD act, a law passed in 2000 requiring faster reporting of deaths, injuries and safety defects by automakers.

CBS Detroit–11/24/2014

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Audi Recalling Nearly 102,000 Cars To Fix Air Bags

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2014

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US Turns Up Heat On Takata Over Air Bag Problem

U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2014

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Gov’t Pushes Air Bag Maker On Replacement Parts

Takata, the world’s second-largest air bag maker with 22 percent of the market, has been plagued by problems for the past 13 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2014

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What You Need To Know About Massive Air Bag Recall

So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2014

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Government Ups Air Bag Warning To 7.8M Vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2014

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US Agency Warns Nearly 8 Million Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed

The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2014

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List Of Cars Affected By Airbag Recall

A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.

10/22/2014

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US Opens Probe Of Chevrolet Impala Air Bag Performance

The probe was opened over an April 2011 car crash that severely injured an elderly man when the passenger air bags didn’t deploy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2014

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