U.S. plaintiffs’ legal representatives caution of automaker role in Takata bankruptcy

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Legal representatives for people injured by exploding Takata air bags told a U.S. bankruptcy court judge that the company’s restructuring strategy is being altered to benefit automakers over victims. TK Holdings, the United States business of Takata, applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday because of tens of billions of dollars of liabilities from recalls […]

Takata Corp releases statement on bankruptcy filing

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Peter Prieto, Court-appointed Chair Lead Counsel for the consumer plaintiffs in the Takata Airbag Product Liability Litigation, released a statement concerning the recent bankruptcy filing by Takata Corp. “We do not expect a Takata bankruptcy to have an impact on claims pending against auto manufacturer defendants for their role in the airbag scandal. Settlement agreements […]

Fiat Chrysler recalling 297,000 vehicles due to unintentional air bag deployments

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 297,000 older minivans in North America due to wiring issue that can result in unintended air bag deployments, the company stated on Thursday. The recall of 2011-2012 model year Dodge Grand Caravan minivans is connected to eight minor injuries, the car manufacturer stated, after initially reporting 13 injuries. Wiring may […]

U.S. auto recalls record 53.2 million in 2016, beating 51.1 million of 2015

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The U.S. Transportation Department stated car manufacturers recalled a record high 53.2 million vehicles in last year in the United States in part due to a massive expansion in callback to replace Takata air bag inflators. Under aggressive imposition by the Obama administration, automakers issued a record-setting 927 recall campaigns, boost of 7 percent over […]