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U.S. Agency Wants Carmakers to Make Takata Recall Plans Public

Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they’ll replace millions of defective Takata Corp. air bag parts that should have been fixed already.

A dozen automakers including BMW AG, Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. missed a Dec. 31, 2017 deadline to fix 19.4 million defective air bags that regulators deemed to be most at risk of a ruptured inflator, a defect linked to more than 20 deaths worldwide. About 6.2 million of those air bags remained on the street as of early June, according to data on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.