--
 
New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Takata facing criminal charges in Japan

2016-06-08 07:28

COMPLAINT FILED: Takata is facing criminal charges in Japan due its faulty airbags. Image: AP / Shizuo Kambayashi

Tokyo - A criminal complaint has been filed in Japan about a Takata airbag causing injuries during a crash, the first such case in this nation related to an unfolding massive recall.

Another death investigated

Takata said on Wednesday (July 7 2016) it was fully cooperating with the investigation of the accident, in which a woman in the front passenger seat of a Nissan X-Trail SUV was injured. Nissan said it's also cooperating.

READ: Takata saga - Ford recalls 1.9-million vehicles to replace airbags

Kyodo News service reported, citing anonymous investigative sources, the woman was injured in October 2015, and metal fragments were later found to be from the inflator.

Takata has expanded its recalls, which are likely to tally more than  100 million inflators globally. Faulty airbags are responsible for 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. Two more deaths are under investigation in Malaysia.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    takata  |  tokyo  |  japan  |  recalls  |  airbags

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.