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Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving

WASHINGTON: Ford Motor said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts. The second largest U.S. automaker said it confirmed in late December that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia in a 2006 Ford Ranger was caused by a defective Takata inflator. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015. Ford…

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

BEIJING: Honda will recall more than 245,000 vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said Sunday, dealing another blow to Takata's largest client. The Japanese carmaker and its Chinese joint venture partner Guangqi Honda will start withdrawing vehicles fitted with the potentially faulty airbags beginning October 23 and will include Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour and Everus S1 models, China's top consumer watchdog said. They will replace the faulty airbags…

Takata to pay $1 billion to settle US air bag probe: sources

NEW YORK: Japan's Takata Corp is expected to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of air bag ruptures linked to 16 deaths worldwide, sources said. The settlement includes a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation and $850 million to compensate automakers who have suffered losses from massive recalls, the sources said. The settlement also calls for an independent monitor of the Japanese auto parts…

Toyota recalls 66,830 imported Lexus cars

BEIJING: The Chinese unit of Toyota Motor Corp will recall 66,830 imported Lexus brand vehicles in the country over potential safety issues, China's quality watchdog said on Friday. Some Lexus models, made between June 2014 and December 2016, have problems with their braking software, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on its website. In October, Toyota issued a recall for about 5.8 million cars in Japan, Europe and China over potentially faulty airbag inflators made…