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Serious Injury Caused By Faulty Takata Airbag Inflator In 2002 Honda Accord

The driver of a 2002 Honda Accord suffered serious injuries following the rupture of a faulty Takata airbag inflator during an accident in Las Vegas last month. According to Honda, the inflator had most likely been salvaged from a junkyard, as opposed to being installed by a professional.

April 20, 2017
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Consumers Experiencing Delays Replacing Defective Takata Airbag Inflators

Prompted by the largest auto safety recall in American history, many consumers are arriving in auto dealerships in the South Bay, California region to replace potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators in their vehicles.

April 10, 2017
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Takata To Plead Guilty, Agrees To $1 Billion Settlement

Japan’s Takata Corp. is set to plead guilty in federal court on Feb. 27 to a single felony count of wire fraud to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation into ruptures of its air bag inflators, which have been linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide, according to a court filing.

Feb. 8, 2017
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Family Suing Honda, Honda Dealership Following Takata Airbag Accident

As the story goes, the dealership was out of recall parts…

May 18, 2016
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Report: Volkswagen Resisted Takata Air Bag Recall

Volkswagen proposed a study to find the cause of the inflator problems, but NHTSA said it wouldn’t agree to a study without a recall.

Feb. 15, 2016
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Honda Memo: Dealers Can Be Liable For Takata Airbag Accidents

What is the procedure at your store for dealing with vehicles under a stop-sell order?

Feb. 4, 2016
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NHTSA: Independent Repair Shops May Begin To Complete Recall Repairs

If independent dealers are permitted to complete repairs for the Takata safety recall, will they be allowed to perform more recall repairs in the future?

Oct. 28, 2015
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Problems And Opportunities In A Recall-Heavy Environment

Dealers facing automotive recalls take a lot of heat from consumers, legislators, and manufacturers. Top performers strategize for success and incorporate dynamic response to capitalize on the retention and CSI opportunity.

Aug. 18, 2015
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Takata Recalls 33.8 Million Airbags, Largest Consumer Recall in U.S. History

Takata has recalled nearly 34 million airbags, the largest automotive recall ever. With more consumers than ever now looking for an airbag fix, how could this recall impact your dealership?

May 19, 2015
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Honda Reports Another Takata Airbag Accident in Florida

Honda has issued a press release stating that at Takata airbag unit may have been responsible for an injury accident in Florida. The 2003 Honda civic involved in the crash had complications associated with a key safety system.

April 16, 2015
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Honda Launches Recall Ad Campaign Amidst Takata’s Indifference

Honda is launching an Ad campaign aimed at airbag recalls. With the Takata airbag recall numbers not as high as desired, Honda is using newspapers, social media and radio to get the word out.

March 14, 2015
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New Bill Would Make Recall Repairs Mandatory

A new bill introduced in the United States Senate would make recall repairs mandatory. Under this law, when consumers want to renew their registration, they wouldn’t be able to without first having vehicle recalls fixed.

March 4, 2015
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