Toyota Recalls Another 3 Million Cars Fitted With Takata Airbags

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Toyota is expanding its Takata airbag recall once again to 2.9 million more vehicles in Japan, China, Australia, and more.

Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Hino are similarly recalling about 240,000 vehicles because of the faulty airbags.

Toyota’s recall affects vehicles such as the Corolla Axio and the RAV4. Toyota said that about 750,000 of vehicles are being recalled in Japan, while more than 1 million are being recalled in Australia, the Middle East, and other small markets.

This latest round of recalls does not apply to the US, but it is related to the global Takata recall that rocked the automotive industry.

SEE ALSO: Massive Takata Airbag Recall Results in $1B US Settlement

Takata and the many automakers that use the brand have been forced to recall nearly 100 million vehicles due to the unsafe inflators and at least 16 deaths (most of them in the US) have been linked to the faulty part.

The inflators use a chemical compound that becomes unstable over time when it’s exposed to that can explode with excessive force when exposed to heat.

Last month, Takata pleaded guilty to felony charges in the U.S. as part of a $1 billion settlement over the faulty inflators.

[source: Automotive News]

Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

More by Sebastien Bell

Comments
Join the conversation
Next