Japan’s three largest automakers are announcing related recalls totaling 3. 4 million cars over faulty airbags supplied by Takata Corp.
Toyota, Honda and Nissan, and to a lesser extent Mazda, announced individual safety callbacks for the the inflators used in the airbags, which may not work properly. The faulty units could result in possible passenger injury as a result of an uninflated passenger side airbag and there is even a risk of fire.
In total, Toyota is recalling 1.73 million vehicles, Honda is recalling 1.14 million vehicles, while Nissan expects to call back 480,000 vehicles. Mazda’s exposure to the recall is much less significant at 45,463 units.
In a preliminary release Toyota announced the recall affects roughly 170,000 vehicles in North America, including Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC 430 manufactured from 2001 to 2003, though the Japanese automaker indicated that a total of 510,000 vehicles may have to be examined.
UPDATE: Nissan and Infiniti have been added to the list of manufacturers included in the recall, contributing roughly 265,000 more vehicles.