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Oct 22, 2014

U.S. regulator expands warning over Takata air bags, more lawsuits filed

DETROIT, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The problems for Japanese auto
parts maker Takata Corp grew after U.S. safety
regulators expanded a warning about faulty air bags to 6.1
million vehicles in the United States while two more lawsuits
have been filed over accidents in older Honda cars.

The news came a day after Toyota Motor Corp
recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States because of
potentially defective Takata air bags that can rupture and spray
metal shrapnel at occupants.

Oct 21, 2014
Oct 21, 2014

More lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata over air bags

DETROIT, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The recall crisis is growing
involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and
spraying vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel, with two more
lawsuits filed over accidents in older Honda cars.

News of the lawsuits came a day after Toyota Motor Corp
on Monday recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United
States because of potentially defective air bags made by Takata
Corp. Also on Monday, U.S. safety regulators urged
consumers affected by similar recalls to have their cars’ air
bags replaced as soon as possible.

Oct 21, 2014

Two more lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata for air bag defect

DETROIT (Reuters) – The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda cars.

News of the lawsuits comes a day after Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States because of potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp (7312.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz). Also on Monday, U.S. safety regulators urged consumers affected by similar recalls to have their cars’ air bags replaced as soon as possible.

Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014

Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29

DETROIT (Reuters) – A program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) vehicles has approved two new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 29, according to a report released on Monday by the lawyer overseeing the program.

Since it began accepting claims on Aug. 1, the program has received a total of 1,517 claims for deaths and injuries, according to the report by the office of Kenneth Feinberg, who GM has tapped to run the program. The report listed all of the claims received and approved as of Friday.

Oct 20, 2014

Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bag issue

DETROIT, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp
recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United
States on Monday because they are equipped with potentially
defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan’s Takata
Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel,
according to U.S. safety regulators.

That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional
recalls launched in June by several automakers due to the Takata
air bags to more than 4.5 million.

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      "Ben Klayman is based in Detroit and in April was named leader of the global automotive team for Reuters. Previously, Ben covered the business of sports as well as consumer and retail for three years and led the manufacturing/housing team for four years. He also covered the telecommunications sector for three years. He joined Reuters in Detroit in 1998 to cover autos. Prior to joining Reuters, he worked at a series of daily newspapers in Ohio and Maryland. Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English literature."
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