Takata says no to nationwide recall, Nissan says no to industry-wide testing

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America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave embattled airbag company Takata a Tuesday night ultimatum to do a full-scale nationwide recall. No, said Takata, we’ll stick with our recall to humid regions. The company faces legal action and penalties from the NHTSA.

Also yesterday, Toyota “called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators.” Toyota’s Simon Nagata thinks that “by combining our collective efforts behind a coordinated, comprehensive testing program, we believe we can achieve greater results.“ [Continue Reading]