February 25: Preservation order requires Takata to keep all air bag inflators removed through recall process as evidence for NHTSA’s investigation and private litigation cases.
February 20: Would require rental agencies, used car dealers to fix defects before renting or selling recalled vehicles. Also, NHTSA fines airbag maker Takata.
January 31:This recall of Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac, and Toyota vehicles is for defect that may cause airbags to deploy inadvertently.
The decison to call for a national recall of vehicles with certain Takata-made driver’s side frontal air bags is based on the agency's evaluation of a recent driver’s side air bag failure in a vehicle outside the current regional recall area. Unless Takata and the involved manufacturers quickly agree to this recall, NHTSA will use its full statutory powers to ensure vehicles that use the same or similar air bag inflator are recalled. Details