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Japan carmakers break links with airbag maker

More vehicles recalled with no agreement between Takata and carmakers on cost split

Honda on Friday unveiled its new Shuttle model with an unusual sales pitch - fuel efficient, lots of cargo space and, by the way, no air bag inflators made by Takata.


AIR BAG manufacturer Takata Corp and Japanese carmakers including Honda Motor Co are locked in the commercial equivalent of a bad marriage; not entirely happy in each other's company but unable to break apart and wary of potentially costly court battles.

Honda on Friday