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Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

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Ford is telling the owners of 33,428 additional Ranger pickups in North America not to drive them because their Takata air bag inflators may present an extreme danger.

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U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

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Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 Ranger small pickup trucks not to drive them after finding out that an exploding Takata air bag inflator killed a Ranger driver in West Virginia.

Toyota
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Toyota is recalling 601,000 more vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

PBS NewsHour

Troubled Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is signing a signed a definitive agreement to sell most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival.

PBS NewsHour

Mazda is recalling nearly 80,000 cars and SUVs, some for a second time, to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Takata, automakers face further airbag injury suits

Feb 27, 2017
PBS NewsHour

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against air bag manufacturer Takata, as well as five other automakers. The plaintiffs claim the companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous, but continued using them to cut costs.

Takata’s air bag inflators are responsible for 16 deaths worldwide and more than 180 injuries. Under the force of a car crash, the inflators can explode and project shrapnel into passengers.

Takata's defective air bags have made headlines in recent years.  Now, a plea deal has led to fines and more.

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More Takata air problems found in Ford products