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  • Takata warns about ability to fix deadly air bag Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:07 PM ET
    A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's current crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    An executive from Japan's Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday that the company may not be able to move quickly enough with air bag fixes.

  • This is Takata's primary objective now     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Sam Jaffe, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research, says Takata is focused on cost containment as it does not have the manufacturing capacity to replace all faulty air bags.

  • *Senators push Takata to expand recall across U.S. *Takata admits it may have a parts shortage. WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 20- An executive from Japan's Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday that the supplier is urgently trying to ramp up replacement parts for millions of vehicles equipped with potentially deadly air bags, but said it may not be able to move...

  • Government tells Chrysler to speed up Jeep recall Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    DETROIT— The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of 1.5 million older Jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture in a rear collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to Chrysler on Wednesday saying that a "woeful" 3 percent of the Jeeps have been fixed, more than a year after the recall began.

  • Dissecting Takata's air bag flaw     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Clarence Ditlow, Executive Director at Center for Auto Safety, explains what causes Takata's air bags to explode with so much force that it releases metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- U.S. government safety regulators on Thursday told Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne that the company "have to get their act in gear" to speed up repairs of recalled Jeep SUVs that face a heightened fire risk. David Friedman, deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was asked by reporters if he...

  • Arizona AG alleges GM cover up     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Arizona is suing General Motors for an estimated $3 billion over its ignition recall. Tom Horne, Arizona Attorney General, says General Motors had information about ignition problems and did not reveal them to the public.

  • *Senators push Takata to expand recall across U.S. *Takata stops short of taking "full responsibility" for deaths. WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 20- An executive from Japan's Takata Corp apologized at a Senate hearing on Thursday to the victims of defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment and shoot metal shards into cars, but stopped short of taking full...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- U.S. government safety regulators on Thursday told Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne that the company "have to get their act in gear" to speed up repairs of recalled Jeep SUVs that face a heightened fire risk. David Friedman, deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was asked by reporters if he...

  • The latest on air bag recalls, with cars involved Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Automakers have recalled 8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem with air bags made by Takata Corp. The air bags can explode with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger compartments. Boundaries of the recalls vary, but generally they include Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii and "limited areas...

  • *Arizona says "hundreds of thousands" put at risk. Nov 20- In the first lawsuit brought by a state against General Motors Co over recalls relating to a defective ignition switch, Arizona has accused the company of putting the public at risk by concealing safety issues and delaying the recalls. Documents produced to U.S. Congress and federal safety regulators...

  • Arizona sues General Motors over delayed recalls Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. Attorney General Tom Horne said Thursday that he sued under the state's consumer fraud statutes and is seeking a $10,000 fine for each of hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles sold...

  • Who do you trust more in recall?     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Discussing the Takata hearing over some of its air bags, with Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Takata air bag victim: I will never be the same     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight to the Takata air bag hearing Thursday.

  • *Takata exec says company's inflator capacity increase to 450,000 units per. *Takata exec says if his company's products have not been recalled he believes. *Takata exec says ammonium nitrate has several advantages but its sensitivity.

  • TAKATA EXEC SAYS IF HIS COMPANY'S PRODUCTS HAVE NOT BEEN RECALLED HE BELIEVES THEM TO BE SAFE.

  • Takata quality chief shuns national air bag recall Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags. Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata's senior vice president of quality, said the Japanese parts supplier is "deeply sorry and anguished" about...

  • DAVID FRIEDMAN, NHTSA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, SAYS TO THE SAFETY AGENCY'S KNOWLEDGE NO DEATHS IN THE U.S> HAVE BEEN LINKED TO THE 2014 RECALLS.

  • DAVID FRIEDMAN, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR US NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SAYS IN PREPARED TESTIMY FOR SENATE PANEL THAT THE TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL STORY IS "MORE COMPLICATED THAN MOST RECALLS" BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE ISSUES.

  • *Chrysler Group senior VP Scott Kunselman Says in prepared testimony. *Chrysler Group senior VP Scott Kunselman says defective inflators. *Chrysler Group senior VP Scott Kunselman Says the affected.