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U.S. probes air bag maker Takata after 7.8 mil vehicles recalled

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Since when was Takata made in Japan?

It's a Japanese company, and still manufactures airbags in Shiga-ken and Saga-ken. Whether the airbags were made in NC, SC, WA, Mexico, China or Germany, the automakers who bought them thought they were getting Japanese quality, a key unique selling point for Takata.

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SenseNotSoCommon. The Air Bags were made in Mexico by Japanese Company TANAKA and not made in Japan.

I believe there's problem with quality control and supervising at factory.

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Has Takata buried Made in Japan?

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Has Takata buried Made in Japan?

That's what I want to know. Made in Japan or made in China? This involves too many US consumers unfortunately.

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Has Takata buried Made in Japan?

Since when was Takata made in Japan?

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U.S. justice officials are investigating Japanese auto part maker Takata . . .

The opening line of the article seems pretty clear to me where these airbags are made.

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I'm not surprised most Toyota models are relatively unaffected except the really inexpensive ones, like Corolla.

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Only 139 injuries out of 7.8 million, you do the math, 0.0018% regulators and media over-reacting as usual

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They make their auto parts such as seat belts in Japan (Shiga-ken) It exports to USA from Japan. No record of made in Mexico. they make with their company in Shiga Pref. That is why Justice Dept tell Japanese, not Mexican.

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SenseNotSoCommon. The Air Bags were made in Mexico by Japanese Company TANAKA and not made in Japan.

I believe there's problem with quality control and supervising at factory.

Should Japanese companies start managing expectations for the quality from their (Japanese managed) overseas facilities?

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Wonder howany will die on unrelated accidents traveling to the dealer to fix the airbag.

If there are ANY, I wonder how many of them would have survived with a properly functioning airbag? I doubt there would be any sort of statistically significant number of accidents on the way to get their airbags replaced - never mind fatalities during those accidents.

The Justice Department is doing what it loves to do: Investigate. Just because they are investigating does not mean there was deceit on the part of Takata. Whether there was deceit or not is what the investigation is (hopefully) going to determine.

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The investigation by the U.S. attorney's office is in very early stages. Takata has not been accused of any wrongdoing. I would wait until investigation is complete with facts before drawing a conclusion.

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What is going on at Toyota? No more than five years ago they were considered the highest quality automobiles in the world, ranked ahead of Mercedes Benz. If this is a foreign sourced component, maybe they need to bring this home?

SauronOCT. 23, 2014 - 11:24PM JST The opening line of the article seems pretty clear to me where these airbags are made.

It doesn't say anything about where the airbags are made. Depending on the brand and the model, a lot of components for Japanese automobiles assembled in North America come from Japan.

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Wonder howany will die on unrelated accidents traveling to the dealer to fix the airbag.

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cvdopxxOCT. 24, 2014 - 04:29AM JST Only 139 injuries out of 7.8 million, you do the math, 0.0018% regulators and media over-reacting as usual

This isn't a leaky oil filter seal. Death and injury from getting hit by shrapnel from malfunctioning airbags is something that should never happen.

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