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Most of the vehicles are in the United States, where regulators are investigating millions of cars with potentially faulty airbags.
Ford is telling the owners of 33 428 Ranger bakkies in US not to drive them because their Takata airbag inflators may present an extreme danger.
The bankruptcy of Japanese auto parts giant Takata may frustrate the legal challenges by victims harmed by the company's exploding airbags, which were part of the largest auto safety recall ever.
Ford is recalling 31 867 vehicles because airbags may not inflate properly. The maker of the defective airbags? Embattled supplier Takata...
Takata shares surged 18% after the embattled airbag maker denied it would enter into a potentially lengthy court-mediated bankruptcy restructuring.
US regulators government said automakers aren't doing enough to contact owners of affected vehicles, with around 42-million vehicles set to be recalled with potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Takata.
The US government is investigating complaints that side airbags on some Nissan Versa cars can inflate if the driver or passenger doors are slammed too hard.
A woman was killed when a truck, loaded with Takata airbag detonators caught fire and exploded in front of her house. Many other houses in the area were damaged in the blast.
Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective airbags and another 2.87 million cars for faulty fuel emission controls. Toyota SA reports local models are affected.
Takata is facing criminal charges in Japan after another person fell victim to the company's faulty airbag inflators.
Three class action lawsuits allege that General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes knew of problems with exploding Takata airbag inflators yet waited years to issue recalls.
Volkswagen will recall almost 4.86 million vehicles in China due to airbag concerns.
The near-death of a woman in a US crash has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata airbag inflators off the road.
Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty to wire fraud and agree to a $1 billion penalty.
Honda is recalling 772 000 additional vehicles for defective front passenger seat airbag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata.
Toyota is recalling another 5.8 million Takata-made airbags in a global safety scandal blamed for a string of deaths and injuries.
Takata shares dived after a report said some potential buyers were considering bankruptcy proceedings for the embattled airbag supplier.
Canadian authorities launched a probe into faulty airbags after a ruptured inflator caused another death.
China's product quality agency says Honda's joint venture in the country is recalling 1-million sedans and SUVs to replace possibly faulty airbags.
Seven automakers are adding nearly 4.4-million vehicles in the US to the massive Takata airbag inflator recall.
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