Audit report faults U.S. oversight of auto safety recalls, Takata inflatorsJuly 18, 2018
A government audit faulted NHTSA's oversight of auto recalls and said the agency's “delayed action” may have hindered the callbacks of vehicles with defective Takata airbags.
Ford agrees to $299.1 million Takata 'economic loss' settlementJuly 16, 2018
Ford agreed to a $299.1 million so-called economic loss settlement covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators, court documents show.
NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans publicJuly 13, 2018
Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they'll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.
Joyson Safety Systems names Guido Durrer as CEOJune 22, 2018
Joyson Safety Systems, the Chinese-owned supplier that acquired the former Takata safety products business, said it appointed Guido Durrer as CEO.
Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag glitchJune 8, 2018
Kia is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.
Honda confirms new Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crashJune 1, 2018
Honda confirmed that a Takata airbag inflator had ruptured in a fatal crash earlier this week in Malaysia in what appears to be the 23rd death worldwide linked to the faulty part that can emit deadly metal fragments.
Automakers to White House: Climate change is realMay 21, 2018
Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."
King's nomination hearing for NHTSA chief hits on lethal airbagsMay 16, 2018
Takata airbags and autonomous vehicles were the focus of a Senate committee's examination of Heidi King, President Donald Trump's nominee to be NHTSA's next administrator.
NHTSA slams low Takata airbag recall rate by automakers, asks for meetingsMay 14, 2018
NHTSA is raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash.
Fatal Uber crash provides ammo for opponents of Senate autonomous vehicle billMarch 20, 2018
Safety advocates urged the Senate to suspend consideration of legislation governing autonomous vehicles until regulators complete investigations into Sunday's fatal accident involving an Uber vehicle and the January crash in California involving a Tesla vehicle and a parked fire truck.
Automakers knew earlier of Takata airbag issues, plaintiffs contendMarch 15, 2018
GM, VW, Fiat Chrysler and Daimler knew of problems with Takata airbag inflators and should have moved faster to recall vehicles, according to court documents cited by owners suing the automakers.
FCA, Mazda, Ford band together for airbag recall outreach program in HoustonMarch 2, 2018
Ford, Mazda and FCA have banded together to implement an outreach program in Houston to locate owners of certain older vehicles with potentially lethal Takata airbag inflators and schedule repairs.