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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- U.S. safety regulators do not expect Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp to be able to fully supply replacement parts for millions of defective air bags until after February, and urged Takata and the automakers it supplies to seek additional parts from other companies. Takata must boost production and even tap competitors to address...

  • Gov't pushes air bag maker on replacement parts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent letters Wednesday to Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. and 10 automakers seeking information in a widening air bag recall that now covers almost 8 million U.S. vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with Takata air bags that can potentially inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and...

  • Renault posts higher 3rd-quarter sales Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    PARIS— Renault sales grew in the third quarter but registrations of new cars stagnated and the company lost market share at home and in South America. In a statement Wednesday, Renault said its market share in France slipped by half a point, although its Clio small car remains the country's top seller. Renault's car sales in Argentina halved due to the economic...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 29- Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999 and it could be a year or more before things turn the corner. "It looks like the market is in for a difficult time until 2016," said Koji Kondo, Toyota Motor Corp's chief executive in Brazil, citing labor costs, rising taxes and infrastructure bottlenecks as a persistent problem.

  • AutoNation halts sales of cars in air bag recalls Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    The recalls are giving the auto industry a black eye because they are "confusing and incoherent," AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said Tuesday in an interview. Dozens of models made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota dating to the 2001 model year are covered by the recalls. AutoNation, a 277- franchise chain that's in...

  • Fiat Chrysler replaces longtime quality chief Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    DETROIT— Doug Betts, Fiat Chrysler's longtime quality chief, abruptly left the company Tuesday, one day after its brands performed poorly in Consumer Reports magazine's annual reliability rankings. He was immediately replaced by Mark Chernoby, who will head quality for the global company, and Matthew Liddane, who will lead Chrysler Group quality in North...

  • Oct 27- Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, was sued on Monday by consumers who claimed Takata and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information. If that status is granted, it could subject Takata to a larger payout in a trial or settlement than if...

  • BEIJING/ TOKYO, Oct 28- Japan's Takata Corp, whose potentially defective car air bags have been linked to four deaths in the United States, is unlikely to be dumped by its automaker customers given the cost and disruption of such a move- for now. But over the coming few years, as the next new models are designed and built, loyalty to Tokyo- based Takata, the world's No.2...

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Takata Corp is considering booking a quarterly charge of 2- 3 billion yen to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two people familiar with the matter said. The additional charge- on top of 75 billion yen previously set aside for airbag recalls- would cover the projected cost of recent recalls...

  • U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective airbags, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The news of the review emerged days after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 25- Growth in China's auto market, the world's biggest, will halve to 7 percent this year weighed down by a slowing economy, the head of an industry body said on Saturday. Carlos Ghosn, head of Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd and its French alliance partner Renault SA, told the same conference he was still optimistic about China's outlook.

  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem. There have been recalls in Japan, Europe, China and other areas. A: Chemicals that quickly inflate air bags during a crash are exploding with too much force in Takata air bags made from 2001 to 2011. This blows apart metal...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Oct 24- The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. The committee has not requested any documents on Takata at this...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle, has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers. Toyota and its Daihatsu Motor affiliate have long enjoyed a more than 50 percent market share in Indonesia- where...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- New York City's program to create a nearly uniform taxi fleet with cabs from Nissan Motor Co will face a renewed challenge, after fleet operators opposing the "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan won permission to take their case to the state's highest court. In a brief order on Thursday, the state appeals court in Manhattan that had in June authorized the plan...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Word of the investigation follows a notice on Tuesday from the U.S....

  • Correction: Air Bag Recall-Glance story Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. But Wednesday it added multiple models and removed about 133,000 older General Motors cars that were put on the list by mistake. The agency is urging people in high-humidity areas such as Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  • 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...

  • 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...