Nis­san squares with re­calls

The Star Early Edition - - INTERNATIONAL -

NIS­SAN Motor would pay $97.68 mil­lion (R1.29 bil­lion) un­der a pro­posed set­tle­ment with ve­hi­cle own­ers af­fected by the Takata air bag re­calls. The set­tle­ment would pay for a new out­reach pro­gramme to en­sure Takata air bags are re­moved from 4.4 mil­lion af­fected Nis­san ve­hi­cles. It would also com­pen­sate own­ers for ex­penses while get­ting their cars fixed, in­clud­ing rental cars. Takata’s air bag in­fla­tors can ex­plode with too much force, hurl­ing shrap­nel into driv­ers and pas­sen­gers. The in­fla­tors are blamed for at least 16 deaths and 180 in­juries world­wide. The prob­lem touched off the largest au­to­mo­tive re­call in US his­tory. The Nis­san set­tle­ment is sim­i­lar to those reached in May with Toy­ota, BMW, Mazda and Subaru. The set­tle­ment was filed on Tues­day in fed­eral court in Mi­ami. – AP

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