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Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags: Associated Press analysis

August 1, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A government effort to speed up recalls of more than 21 million of the most dangerous Takata air bag inflators is falling short, according to an analysis of completion rates by The Associated Press. Nearly 10 million inflators

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Takata adds new type of inflator to huge air bag recall

July 12, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Takata is adding a new type of air bag inflator to the nation’s largest automotive recall. The company filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda, all with

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Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

February 28, 2017 Tom Krisher and Ed White - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. The

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Self-driving car prototypes need less human help, data show

February 2, 2017 Justin Pritchard - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup driver intervening, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect safety-related incidents reported by

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8 automakers recall over 12M vehicles for Takata air bags

May 27, 2016 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by