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Nissan's autonomous ProPILOT tech to debut in Japan

Nissan has announced that the new Serena will come equipped with the company's ProPILOT autonomous drive technology...

14 Jul 2016


Toyota recalling 3.3 million vehicles over defects

Toyota said on Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals...

30 Jun 2016


Exploding airbag recall doubled to record 34m vehicles in US

Japanese auto parts giant Takata has acknowledged a potentially deadly defect in its airbags for the first time, as it agreed to double a US recall to a record nearly 34 million vehicles...

26 May 2015


Honda's annual profit slumps 8.9% as recall costs soar

Honda said on Tuesday, 28 April, that its fiscal-year net profit fell 8.9% to $4.4bn as Japan's number three automaker grapples with soaring recall costs, including from an exploding airbag crisis linked to at least five deaths...

30 Apr 2015


Toyota recalls 520,000 vehicles globally

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyota has recalled about 520,000 vehicles, mostly in North America, over several issues including cable corrosion that could see unused spare tyres fall off.

27 May 2014


Prius, Lexus models recalled worldwide

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyota Motors will recall 242,000 Prius and Lexus hybrid cars globally because of a braking problem, the company said Wednesday (5 June), adding that it was not reported to have caused any accidents.

6 Jun 2013


Nissan recalls 841,000 Micras and Cubes

TOKYO, JAPAN: Nissan said Thursday (23 May) it would recall some 841,000 compact cars worldwide because of a problem with the steering wheel.

24 May 2013


Almost 3m vehicles recalled for airbags

TOKYO, JAPAN: Almost 3m vehicles made by major Japanese manufacturers will be recalled worldwide because of possible problems with airbags, a government official said Thursday (11 April).

12 Apr 2013