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There was an assumption  that everyone on the factory floor was devoted to the perfection of monozukuri, or craftsmanship. Photograph: AP

On an otherwise ordinary afternoon in mid-December, the Hakata to Tokyo express pulled into Nagoya and a thousand passengers were ordered off the trai(...)

US district court judge George Steeh approved the $1 billion settlement, saying Takata could otherwise be pushed into bankruptcy. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japan’s Takata removed a major obstacle to its potential sale or restructuring, pleading guilty in a US federal court to a felony charge as part of a (...)

A billboard advertisement for Takata in Tokyo: it has recalled about 100 million defective air bags linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide, including 11 in the US

Shares in Takata jumped 16 per cent on Friday after sources said the beleaguered air bag maker would plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as part of a (...)

More than 100 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide over issue

Honda Motor Co said on Thursday it was recalling around 784,000 vehicles in Japan as part of an expanded recall for potentially deadly Takata Corp air(...)

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(...)

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