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16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a broad-ranging recall of the defective inflators that have caused at least 15 deaths in the U.S., according to a new report.

EPA Speeds Up Removal of Takata Air-Bag Inflators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has implemented an interim rule to facilitate the removal of defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles and prevent those in scrap vehicles from being reused.

Toyota Joins Open Recall Campaign

Toyota Motor North America will join founding partner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in supporting the National Safety Council's Check to Protect campaign, an initiative designed to reduce the number of open recall vehicles on the nation's roadways.

Audit Faults NHTSA for Takata Recall Oversight

An audit of the way the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handled the recall of vehicles equipped with faulty, and in some cases deadly, Takata air-bag inflators cites the agency for delayed action and poor oversight, which may have left dangerous vehicles operating on U.S. highways longer than necessary.

Ford Agrees to $299M Takata Settlement

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay $299.1 million to settle consumer economic-loss claims linked to faulty air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The settlement covers diverse forms of economic damages linked to Takata air-bag inflators.

NHTSA Wants Automakers to Show Takata Repair Plans

The federal road safety regulator believes that unveiling public plans via automakers websites, for example, will serve as an informational resource to communities and consumers to support effective recall implementation nationwide.

NHTSA Urges Florida Check for Takata Air Bags

South Florida is the highest risk area of the nation—with three Floridians ranking among the nearly two dozen lost lives attributed to the defective air bags, according to NHTSA.