Takata U.S. unit mulling bankruptcy but no filing expected soon: source

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The logo of Takata Corp is seen on its display through a vehicle at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, Japan, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp <7312.T> has been considering a possible bankruptcy filing for its U.S. unit but no filing is expected soon, a source briefed on the matter said.

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(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Stephen Coates)