Update on the Recalls of Defective Takata Air Bags and NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Efforts

June 23, 2015

253 Senate Russell Office Building

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a full committee hearing entitled “Update on the Recalls of Defective Takata Air Bags and NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Efforts” on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
 
The hearing will examine the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Takata defective airbag recall investigation, Takata’s remediation efforts, how car manufacturers are addressing defective Takata airbags, and ongoing oversight by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General. NHTSA expanded the Takata airbag recalls to nearly 34 million vehicles and 11 automobile manufacturers on May 19, 2015.
 
Witnesses:
 
Panel I
·         The Honorable Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
·         The Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation
 
Panel II                                       
·         Mr. Kevin Kennedy, Executive Vice President of North America, TK Holdings, Inc. (Takata)
·         Mr. Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President, Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, FCA US LLC (Fiat Chrysler, formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC)
·         Mr. Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President, Honda North America

Hearing Details:
 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
 
10:00 a.m.
 
Full Committee hearing
 
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on this page.

For reporters interested in reserving a seat, please contact the press gallery:

• Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265

• Radio/Television Gallery – 202-224-6421

• Press Photographers Gallery – 202-224-6548

• Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chairman John Thune

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D

    Administrator
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Rosekind Testimony (239.24 KB)
  • The Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III

    Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Transportation
    Scovel Testimony (115.18 KB)

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Kevin Kennedy

    Executive Vice President of North America
    TK Holdings, Inc. (Takata)
    Kennedy Testimony (206.20 KB)
  • Mr. Scott Kunselman

    Senior Vice President, Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance
    FCA US LLC (Fiat Chrysler, formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC)
  • Mr. Rick Schostek

    Executive Vice President
    Honda North America
    Schostek Testimony (209.46 KB)