Witnesses Announced for Takata Hearing

June 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has announced the witnesses for the 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.
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 at http://1.usa.gov/1dKiK1u.