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50-year Honda-Takata ties on the rocks

Like Honda, many carmakers are likely to seek alternative suppliers within the next 12 to 18 months, and Takata will probably lose contracts to supply parts for future models.

Southfield, Michigan

HONDA Motor has signalled a growing rift in its more than 50-year relationship with airbag maker Takata Corp, as the carmaker struggles to contain a crisis that's killed five motorists in its cars.

Honda has turned to Stockholm-based Autoliv Inc to supply