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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • Federal prosecutors to probe Takata airbags: Report Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    An employee sews an airbag at Takata's crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 19, 2010.

    U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan is probing Takata for faulty airbags, according to a Dow Jones report.

  • NHTSA apologizes for botched air bag warnings Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    David Friedman, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    David Friedman said the agency "greatly" regrets that the information provided in its initial advisory was inaccurate.

  • GM recalls good for sales: Bob Lutz     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Discussing GM's better-than-expected earnings, Bob Lutz, former General Motors vice chairman, explains why recalls are good for the automaker's business.

  • Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp airbags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. Following is a list of U.S. vehicle recalls so far in 2014 that are related to the airbags:. Recalled more than 5 million potentially affected...

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to...

  • Hayman still owns General Motors     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Discussing the tough year at Hayman because of the recall crisis at General Motors, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management. GM is Hayman's largest position.

  • Air bag warning extended again—is your vehicle safe? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    An employee sews an airbag at Takata's crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 19, 2010.

    The problems for Takata grew after U.S. safety regulators expanded a warning about faulty air bags to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States.

  • GM: Keep passengers out of front seat in these cars Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    The General Motors world headquarters.

    GM is notifying owners of some vehicles that passengers should not ride in the front passenger seat until the air bag inflator has been replaced.

  • GM to issue new warning against faulty air bag     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    General Motors is warning car owners about a front seat air bag issue, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to...

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    DETROIT— In a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. DETROIT— The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill...

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- 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...

  • Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Pieter Cohen, an internist and researcher at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Boston- area health care system. The tested supplements were recalled by manufacturers after FDA raised concerns about drugs in their products. "There should be significant legal and financial consequences for manufacturers who the FDA finds to be continuing to sell these spiked...

  • DETROIT, Oct 20- Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of 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...

  • Vehicles with air bag problem that should be fixed Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. —Models: 2002 to 2004 Lexus SC, 2003 to 2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix, 2002 to...

  • NHTSA warns on airbags; recall impacts nearly 5M Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    The NHTSA said on Monday that certain car owners should "act immediately" to replace defective Takata airbags, affecting 4.7 million vehicles.

  • Toyota recalls 247K vehicles for airbag rupture risk Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Toyota Motor on Monday recalled 247,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a Takata-made air bag may rupture.

  • Toyota adds 247K vehicles to air bag recall tally Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. Inflators can rupture in air bags manufactured by parts supplier Takata, causing metal fragments to fly out when bags are inflated in crashes. The recall covers vehicles in South Florida, along the Gulf Coast,...