Honda and Takata execs to testify in Capitol Hill once more

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 26, 2014

Executives from Honda Motor Co. and Takata Corp. are bound to attend a Senate hearing set by the subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee at Capitol Hill on December 3. The hearing will try to assess the management and response of the auto industry as well as that of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Takata senior vice president of quality assurance Hiroshi Shimizu and NHTSA deputy administrator David Friedman -- as well as executives from Honda, Toyota and BMW -- are among those who have been invited to the hearing.

Rep. Terry Lee, R-Neb., chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, remarked that “Americans are weary of ever-expanding safety recalls,” adding that there is a need to know if there is an adequate plan that will address safety risks. Lee said that the subcommittee’s first priority will to ensure all defective vehicles are fixed as soon as possible.

He added that the hearing will also review the actions leading up to and surrounding the recalls to better understand “how we got into this mess” and how to avoid similar problems in the future.

Two US senators recently called on Takata to provide the Senate Commerce Committee documents answering a number of questions that remained unanswered during a hearing last week into the growing recalls of cars fitted with faulty Takata airbags.

In a letter to Takata chief executive Shigehisa Takada, the two senators submitted 24 questions seeking an exhaustive list of documents to answer the “many significant questions.”

Topics: honda, takata, recall

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