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  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. Shares in Takata plunged as much as 7.9...

  • Should Takata's recall go nationwide?     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    Scott Upham, Founder, President & Chief Executive at Valient Market Research, says the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can force the airbag maker to issue recalls.

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC will send recall notifications to owners of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata Corp air bags nearly two weeks earlier than planned, the company said late Wednesday. Chrysler's delay in alerting owners of potential defects in the Takata air bags "exacerbates the risk to motorists' safety," the NHTSA said in a...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to issue a recall. A letter from NHTSA to Takata Senior Vice President Kazuo Higuchi obtained by Reuters said Takata's...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC must expand its regional recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Chrysler's delay in alerting owners of potential defects in Takata air bags "exacerbates the risk to motorists' safety," the NHTSA said in a...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC must expand its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit is at the "rear of the pack" among automakers in telling its customers of the possible dangers of Takata's air bags,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 26- Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it received a report of an "unusual deployment" of a Takata Corp air bag outside an existing recall programme- raising the prospect that recalls could be expanded in Japan. Officials at the ministry, Japan's auto safety regulator, told reporters a passenger-side air bag exploded as it was being removed...

  • US closes Impala brake probe with no recall Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    DETROIT— A U.S. safety agency has ended an investigation into Chevrolet Impala electronic braking systems without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began looking into potential problems with nearly 106,000 2014 Impalas in April after getting two reports of unwanted braking. Investigators analyzed crash data and...

  • US closes Ford steering probe without recall Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating problems in the 2004 through 2007 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis and Marauder cars in July. The agency was looking into...

  • Mazda recalls cars to fix tire pressure monitors Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    DETROIT— Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system. Mazda says the problem hasn't caused any crashes or injuries. Mazda will notify owners by letter.

  • Driver cleared in GM ignition switch accident Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    General Motors has confirmed that a car accident involving a Texas woman is among those linked to the company's faulty ignition switch issue.

  • A Texas driver has been declared innocent in a GM ignition switch accident, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Recalls this week: strollers, candles, chargers Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    DETAILS: Eleven Graco and Century-branded strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. They were sold between August 2000 and November 2014. Strollers with a manufacture date from August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014 are included in the recall.

  • Toyota to recall some Lexus models for fuel leak Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Shoppers at the Toyota of Deerfield car dealership on October 2, 2014 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This is a Van Tuyl Group property recently sold to Warren Buffett.

    Toyota will recall 422,509 of its Lexus vehicles in the U.S. because of a possible fuel leak that increases the risk of fire, U.S. regulators said.

  • DETROIT, Nov 21- Toyota Motor Corp will recall 422,509 of its luxury brand Lexus vehicles in the United States because of a possible fuel leak that increases the risk of fire, U.S. regulators said on Friday. The recall covers Lexus LS from model years 2007 to 2010, Lexus GS from 2006 to 2011 and Lexus IS from 2006 to 2011.. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Regulators to Chrysler: Speed up Jeep recall NOW Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    Shopper looks at a Jeep Cherokee diesel at the Hollywood Chrysler Jeep dealership.

    The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of older Jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture in a rear collision.

  • Kozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 PM ET

    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.— Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The product was distributed to 20 states— Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West...

  • 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...