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543,000 Vehicles Added to Takata Airbag Recall in the U.S.

According to CBS News, 543,000 more vehicles have been added to the already extensive recall list involving Takata Corp.’s fatally defective airbag system.

About the Takata Airbag System Recall

17 different automakers are involved in what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.”

Takata Corp. is responsible for a massive recall due to the use of the chemical ammonium nitrate in airbag inflators that can cause explosions of hot metal shrapnel inside the vehicle during a crash.

At least 16 people have been killed worldwide in accidents involving the exploding airbag; most recently, a 50-year-old grandmother died in September in an accident involving the faulty airbag system.

More than 100 million vehicles are on the recall list with 69 million vehicles affected in the U.S. alone. The magnitude of this recall will take years to recuperate from.

Earlier this month, 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles were announced to be part of the recall by Honda Motor Co

Vehicles Included in the Takata Recall Announcement

On Friday, Toyota Motor Corp. announced the additional recall of 543,000 various Sudan and SUV models with the dangerous Takata airbag system.

Involved in the latest recall announcement are:

  • 2008-2008 Scion xB
  • 2008 and 2012 Corolla and Corolla Matrix
  • 2007-2009 and 2012 Toyota Yaris
  • 2012 4Runner and Sienna
  • 2006-2012 Lexus

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