Honda Chastised Takata as Deadly Air Bag Crisis Unfolded

  • Minutes of July 2009 meeting show automaker's frustration
  • `Why does it explode?' a Honda engineer asked Takata's CEO

Four months before U.S. regulators started their investigation, Honda Motor Co. executives sat down with Shigehisa Takada, the head of Takata Corp., to scold him for the way the manufacturer reacted to the crisis over its potentially deadly airbags, according to minutes of the meeting.

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