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Thursday, 26. January 2017

Just days after a multibillion-dollar compared with the U.S. Department of justice Takata threatens new evil: The state of New Mexico sued the Japanese auto parts supplier – and includes BMW, Audi, VW and Mercedes-Benz USA in the action.


The scandal of defective Airbags of the manufacturer, Takata, the US state of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the suppliers, and a 15-car maker. The state attorney General Hector Balderas said. He accused the companies, the risks of defective to have Airbags knew and misrepresented. Balderas calls for the “maximum statutory penalties”. The action is in addition to Takata, against Honda, Ford, Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen, Audi, Ferrari, General Motors, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz USA.

speaker of Takata, GM, and VW did not want to comment on the issue on demand. Daimler, it was said, to consider the complaint with reference to Mercedes-Benz to be unfounded and will defend itself with all legal means against it. The other companies were.

Defective Takata Airbags, the trigger is too strong, it parts of the metal panel to blow up and through the interior of the vehicle skidding can, make the car industry a long time. In the United States, therefore, the recall of 42 million vehicles was arranged. The supervision of at least eleven deaths and 184 injured in connection with the Problem.

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on Tuesday (local time) publicized lawsuit in New Mexico follows only a few days after a comparison between Takata and the U.S. Department of justice, the companies were criminal Offences and penalties in the amount of one billion dollars had been accepted. Of a complicity of the car builders there was no talk, however. On the contrary, it was the comparison that Takata had also deceived the purchasers of its Airbags with falsified results of safety tests.

Because of the lack of cooperation in the Airbag scandal that was buzzing the supervision of NHTSA Takata in November 2015, a fine of up to $ 200 million. It was to date the highest fine in the Agency’s history. Takata had to pay $ 70 million immediately in cash. A further 130 million have not been threatened with, if the company holds any of the agreements or there are other breaches of security.




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