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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *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...

  • 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.