FBI raids Takata US HQ in Detroit

http://www.wxyz.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=7910It seems like Takata corporation may be tied up in some illegal business. Best know (to us at least) for their Green Racing Harness, Takata Corporation also does big business with Honda, General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford among others making seat belts and airbags. It seems that the issue is stemming from Takata’s dealing with another company, Tokai Rika (a Toyota supplier) and their involvement in allegations of illegally trying to prevent competition. Among the items taken by the FBI are cellphones from sales reps. While there is no clear statement from the FBI, a spokesperson from the U.S Department of Justice said that there is an ongoing investigation into automotive electronic parts suppliers for violating anti-trust laws.

This all seems like a big mess… but at least I got something out of it. I now know my Honda comes equipped with Takatas =P. Hopefully all works out well for them, idk what I’d do if models could no longer do the infamous Takata shot.

(>.<)V

Sources:

WXYZ.com

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