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  • Takata yet to find cause of airbag ruptures Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:59 PM ET
    A man arranges airbag cushions at a plant for Japanese car parts maker Takata Corp.

    Takata acknowledged that it still does not know what is causing air bag explosions but insisted a broader recall to remedy the problem is misguided.

  • WAHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Chrysler Group has told regulators it will expand a U.S. recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, but stopped short of including all models regulators wanted included, a company statement issued on Wednesday shows. "At this time, data analysis indicates the front passenger-side inflators in affected pickups...

  • Chrysler expands recall for Takata air bags Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through a quality control check before coming off the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    Chrysler on Wednesday recalled 149,150 pickup trucks over concerns about the air bag inflators.

  • WAHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Chrysler Group has informally told regulators it will expand a U.S. recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, a top regulator said. Congressional hearing on problems with Takata air bags in older vehicles sold by at least 10 automakers. In June, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit recalled about 371,000 Dodge, Ram and...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp on Wednesday acknowledged that it still does not understand what is causing air bag explosions that have hurtled metal shards into vehicles even as it insisted that calls for a broader recall to remedy the problem were misguided. "Congressman, we don't identify the root cause yet," Hiroshi...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Japanese supplier Takata Corp for resisting a call by regulators to expand nationwide its regional recall of driver-side air bags that can potentially rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into vehicles. The hearing by a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee comes after Takata...

  • Honda to expand air bag recall nationally Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about defective airbags made by Takata of Japan and installed in Hondas.

    Honda Motor on Wednesday said it will expand a recall of automobiles with Takata driver's side air bags to include all 50 states.

  • Honda expands air bag recall nationally: Report  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Honda has made the decision to make a nationwide recall of Honda vehicles with faulty Takata air bags, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Chrysler recalls 149,000 Ram trucks with Takata airbags  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Chrysler has expanded its recall of vehicles with faulty Takata air bags, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • TOKYO, Dec 3- Japan's powerful industry ministry has summoned Shigehisa Takada, chairman and CEO of Takata Corp, to explain what the company is doing to resolve a crisis over potentially deadly air bags, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. More than 16 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide since 2008 to replace Takata air bag inflators,...

  • US recall will be forced on Takata: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Jochen Siebert, Managing Director at JSC Automotive, says Takata's lack of response to U.S. safety regulators is surprising.

  • *Takata shares responsibility for driver safety- NHTSA. *NHTSA to consider next steps after Takata response. *Takata CEO leaves decision for expanded recall to automakers.

  • What happens to Takata after a US recall?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    Micki Maynard, Director, Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, says Takata doesn't have the manufacturing capacity to make replacement airbags as it comes under pressure to issue a U.S. recall.

  • TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2- Cargill, Canada's biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. Cargill is recalling 31,000 pounds of beef produced at its Calgary, Alberta, plant, said Connie Tamoto, spokeswoman for the privately held...

  • TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2- Cargill, Canada's biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. The agency said there have not been any reported illnesses associated with Cargill Meat Solutions' "Your Fresh Market" brand beef, which was sold...

  • TORONTO, Dec 2- Some ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc in Canada may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday, as meat producer Cargill recalled the products. The agency said there had not been any reported illnesses associated with Cargill Meat Solutions' "Your Fresh Market" brand beef, which was sold in Alberta, British...

  • TOKYO, Dec 2- Takata Corp is making final preparations to expand a region-specific recall in the United States of vehicles with its air bag inflators to the rest of the country, as ordered last week by regulators, the Nikkei business daily said on Tuesday. A Takata spokeswoman said no decision had been made yet, adding no board meeting had taken place on Tuesday.

  • US probes Graco over massive child car seat recall Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    David Friedman, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    The NHTSA is investigating whether Graco Children Products waited too long to report a safety defect that it said affected nearly 4 million car seats.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday it was investigating whether Graco Children's Products acted quickly enough to report a defect in child car seats. If NHTSA finds that Graco did not act in a timely manner, the manufacturer could be fined up to $35 million in civil penalties, the agency said.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- General Motors Co will recall 316,357 SUVs and sedans, mainly in North America, because the low-beam headlights can stop working, the company said on Monday. Affected vehicles are the model years 2006-2009 Buick LaCrosse sedans; 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy and Buick Rainier SUVs; and 2006-2008 Saab 9-7 X and Isuzu Ascender SUVs.