Over 3 million Toyota vehicle were recently recalled.
About the Toyota recall
According to Reuters, Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving air bags and emissions control units.
On Wednesday, the company said that 2.87 million cars are being recalled over a possible fault in emissions control units. On Tuesday, the company added that 1.43 million cars are being recalled for faulty air bag inflators.
Some cars are affected by both faulty emission control units and air bag inflators—thus, an overlap which made 3.37 million the concluding number for recalled cars.
Reasons for the Toyota recall
The Prius, Auris compact hatchback, and Corolla models produced from 2006 to 2015 are prone to cracks on its evaporative fuel emissions control units, which could lead to fuel leaks over time.
Then, the company added that the Prius model and Lexus CT200h cars made from 2010 to 2012 could have a small crack in the weld of the air bag inflators which could lead to the separation of the inflator chambers. Toyota said that the inflator could partially inflate and enter the vehicle interior, increasing the risk of injury.
The safety gear maker that provided the airbags said that it knew of seven incidents where a side curtain air bag has partially inflated, but no injuries.