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Japan Automakers Add 550,000 Cars to Takata Air Bag Recalls

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Demetria Ratchford3 years ago

According to Reuters, Japanese automakers have announced the recall of another 500,000 vehicles in connection with ongoing issues observed in Takata airbags.

About the Takata Air Bag Recall

Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi have collectively recalled an additional 500,000 cars globally in order to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. Since 2008, there has been a total of 20 million Takata-related recalls across all auto-manufacuter brands.

The three Japanese recalls announced on Thursday corresponded with a similar precautionary recall by Toyota Motor last week, following an “unusual deployment” with a passenger-side air bag at a scrap yard in Japan.

Honda said that it would recall 400,000 vehicles globally, including about 177,000 in Japan, across 11 models, including the Stream minivan, Fit subcompact and Civic hybrid produced in 2003. The rest of the recalled vehicles include 100,000 in Europe and 70,000 in Asia Pacific. There are no additional vehicles being recalled in the United States.

Takata Recall Information

  • Honda has recalled about 13.4 million vehicles globally due to faulty Takata aig bag inflators.
  • Takata refused to have a nationwide U.S. recall, despite regulators' demands.
  • Toyota recalled 185,000 vehicles from 2003 that all had the same type of inflator. The inflators were made at the Takata Monclova factory in Mexico.
  • Nissan estimated they would recall 152,000: 82,000 in Japan, 49,000 in Europe, and 6,000 in China.
  • Mitsubishi will only recall 2004 Lancer sedans in Japan.
  • Five deaths and dozens of injuries have been linked to the faulty airbags.


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