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  • 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...

  • Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. The company first began looking into the matter in June of 2010 after getting a report of gasoline odor coming from a customer's engine compartment, according to...

  • Japan orders air bag maker to conduct probe Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's transport ministry said Friday it has ordered air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the United States and other countries. The ministry also ordered Takata and Japanese automakers to study whether additional recalls are needed in Japan following a U.S....

  • Company, Car Throttle defines itself as the 'internet's car community'. Adnan Ebrahim, founder & CEO of Car Throttle talks about how they target the "18 to 25 petrol-heads" through YouTube and the internet.

  • TOKYO, Nov 21- Japan's transport minister said on Friday he had directed Takata Corp to investigate its defective air bags, which have triggered massive recalls, adding the ministry was directly in touch with the auto safety equipment supplier over the issue. About 16 million cars fitted with Takata air bags have been recalled worldwide, with more than 10...

  • TOKYO, Nov 21- Japan's transport minister said on Friday that he had directed Takata Corp to investigate its defective air bags, adding that the ministry was directly in touch with the supplier over the issue. Japan's transport ministry usually works through automakers in recall matters but in this case was directly in touch with Takata, underscoring the...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Executives from Honda North America, Chrysler and Takata faced tough questions from U.S. Senators on Thursday over Takata's deadly air bag defects that led to a nationwide recall.

  • *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...

  • 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 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.

  • Ditlow's advice for minivan buyers     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety, responds to the IIHS video series revealing the danger with some minivans.

  • New threat on the road: Minivans     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    A look at video of minivan crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with 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.

  • Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by bus Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— A $14 million jury award to a suburban Philadelphia girl who was run over by a school bus was properly reduced to $500,000, the state's highest court ruled. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the cap on damages applied to Ashley Zauflik, who lost her left leg and suffered other severe injuries when she was hurt by the Pennsbury High School bus seven...

  • *Senators push Takata to expand recall across U.S. *Takata insistent that regional recall is sufficient. WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 20- Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers faced tough scrutiny from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into...

  • RPT-HONDA EXEC SAYS AUTOMAKER HAS FAILED TO MEET ITS ACCIDENT REPORTING OBLIGATIONS UNDER TREAD ACT.

  • HONDA EXEC SAYS 2004 INCIDENT WOULD NOT HAVE HELPED AUTOMAKER PREDICT INCIDENTS IN 2007, BUT COMPANY COULD HAVE MOVED FASTER.