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Carmakers to pay $553 million over Takata airbag issue

The legal battle over the deadly flaws in Takata airbags moved a step closer to resolution

Neal E Boudette 

The legal battle over the deadly flaws in Takata airbags moved a step closer to resolution on Thursday, when four automakers agreed to compensate owners of recalled cars. Under a proposed settlement in a class-action case, Toyota, BMW, Subaru and Mazda are set to pay a total of $553 million to current and former owners and lessees of 15.8 million vehicles. The money is meant to reimburse them for car rentals or other expenses - like lost wages, towing charges or child care - incurred while waiting for their cars to be repaired. The agreement, filed in United States District ...

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 02:30 IST
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