Before new Toyota vehicles can be sold and affected cars driven again by customers, it must be examined and fixed first for any defects. The Japanese automaker made this initiative move to avoid fines and charges as well as accidents.
General Motors Co (GM.N) has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata-made air bag inflators widens, forcing the U.S. automaker to repair millions of vehicles, the company said on Friday.
Takata Corp. (7312.T) has begun enforcing tighter quality controls on a group of parts suppliers as the auto safety equipment maker boosts production to replace millions of air bags recalled for a potentially deadly defect, according to people involved.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States.
The U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday called on Japanese supplier Takata and five automakers to expand nationwide a regional recall of potentially deadly air bags, increasing pressure on the industry to act more swiftly in the growing scandal.