Hiroko Tabuchi. “Airbag Maker Takata Saw and Hid Risk in 2004, Former Workers Say.” The New York Times. 6 Nov. 2014. “Alarmed by a report a decade ago that one of its airbags had ruptured and spewed metal debris at a driver in Alabama, the Japanese manufacturer Takata secretly conducted tests on 50 airbags it.
Arlena Sawyers. “Honda pushes dealers for buyers’ signatures on airbag liability.” Automotive News. 28 Jul. 2014. “I understand that if this used car I’m buying is in a crash, the airbag could kill me.” That’s the gist of a document that American Honda Motor Co. wants it’s dealers to require buyers of 2001-11 used Honda.
“Hyundai to pay $17.35M fine for recall delay.” Detroit News. 9 Aug. 2014. “Hyundai Motor Co. agreed to pay a $17.35 million civil penalty for delaying a 2013 recall… This is the latest example of NHTSA taking a hard line with automakers for delaying recalls. It fined General Motors Co. a record $35 million in.
Joann Muller. “Toyota Admits Misleading Customers; Agrees To $1.2 Billion Criminal Fine.” Forbes. 19 Mar. 2014. “In a stunning punch to one of the most admired car-makers in the world, the U.S. Justice Department today announced a criminal fraud charge against Toyota Motor for misleading customers about unintended acceleration complaints in its cars…” read in.
Bill Vlasic. “G.M. Lawyers Hid Fatal Flaw, From Critics and One Another.” The New York Times.6 Jun. 2014. To the legal department at General Motors, secrecy ruled. Employees were discouraged from taking notes in meetings. Workers’ emails were examined once a year for sensitive information that might be used against the company. G.M. lawyers even.
Clarence Ditlow and Ralph Nader. “Weak Oversight, Deadly Cars.” The New York Times. 28 Oct. 2014. “WHEN regulators sleep and auto companies place profits over safety, safety defects pile up. A record number of vehicles — more than 50 million — have been recalled this year, a result of congressional hearings and Justice Department prosecutions,.