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Lawsuit alleges 5 carmakers knew of deadly Takata airbag defects

Documents claim that Honda, Ford, BMW, Toyota and Nissan still used them as they were cheaper

The new allegations come as Takata entered a guilty plea on Monday as part of an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve the agency's investigation into the matter.


COURT documents filed on Monday allege that five car companies were aware of defects that caused Takata airbags to potentially harm or kill motorists, but continued to use them anyway to save on costs.

The documents claim that Honda, Ford, BMW, Toyota and Nissan have

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