Takata Corp: Since August 2010, more than 40 million cars across several brands have been recalled because of potential safety concerns over Takata parts.  Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Defective parts from a relatively obscure Japanese supplier continue to tarnish the reputations of car brands and infuriate industry executives. Sin(...)

Honda is to recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp air bag inflators which can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle

Honda is to recall 5.7 million cars worldwide - and an estimated 5,300 in Ireland - in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp air bag infla(...)

US Senator Bill Nelson shows off an airbag during a hearing last year of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on issues with Takata airbags.

Takata, the Japanese car component manufacturer plagued by safety problems with its airbags, on Tuesday agreed with US regulators to mount what could (...)

Irish Honda customers will be contacted in the coming weeks to have their airbags replaced.

Universal Honda, the locally-owned importer for Honda cars in Ireland, has confirmed to The Irish Times that it knows of 9,200 individual airbag units(...)

Honda is to recall another 4.8 million cars globally to replace potentially fatal air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp, already at the cent(...)

Toyota and Nissan recalling thousands of cars: The move is the latest in a series of recalls involving airbag inflators made by Japanese parts supplier Takata.

Toyota and Nissan are recalling thousands of cars in Ireland as part of a global recall of 6.5 million vehicles over potentially faulty airbags. The m(...)

The proposed whistleblower incentive  follows controversies over defective General Motors ignition switches and Takata air bag inflators.

A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a US Senate panel on T(...)

Brake failure is only affecting right-hand-drive Suzuki Celerios. A fix is still a couple of weeks away.

Questions are being raised about cost-cutting in the motor industry following a high-profile recall by Suzuki for possible brake failure on its Celeri(...)

 Honda has revised down its net profit forecast for the current financial year to €4.6 billion, due to airbag recalls and weak domestic sales. Photograph: EPA/Franck Robichon

Honda sliced 6.5 per cent off its core annual profit forecast as it set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in extra cash to cover an extended car r(...)

Irish customers concerned over the safety of their airbags are advised to contact their nearest franchised dealer

With rumours swirling of major auto industry executives looking themselves in a Detroit hotel room to thrash out details of how to deal with the ever-(...)