Toyota, Nissan add 6.5 million cars to Takata airbag recall

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Takata’s airbags have been at the center of a massive recall push for the last several months.

Basically, airbag inflators supplied by the Japanese company might shoot shrapnel when the airbags deploy, which could potentially injure or kill people in the car.

Toyota and Nissan are recalling 6.5 million cars between them, which means that more than 31 million cars have been recalled for faults involving Takata products in the last several years.

The Toyota recall is for five million cars across 35 models. Nissan is recalling 1.56 million cars for the same issue.

Both automakers have said that there have been no reports of injuries or deaths for the cars being recalled.

There have been reports of about 105 injuries that are connected to the airbags across other cars.


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Toyota and Nissan both announced on Wednesday that they would recall a total of 6.5 million vehicles around the world in the latest chapter of an exploding airbag crisis that's linked to several deaths.

Toyota said its recall of five million vehicles affected 35 models globally, produced between 2003 and 2007, while Nissan said it was calling back 1.56 million vehicles also due to faulty airbags made by embattled supplier Takata.

As for the local implications of this latest Takata recall, Toyota South Africa said it would replace the airbag inflators in Corolla, RunX and Yaris models produced between 2002 and 2007 and in Rav4, Hilux and Fortuners made between July 2003 and December 2005.

Toyota says that 224,006 South African vehicles are affected and that the recall will get underway as soon as all the required components are available at local dealerships.

At this point, affected owners would be notified, according to TSA's official statement. The procedure is expected to take between one and two hours and, of course, owners won't pay a cent.

If you think your car might be affected, write down the VIN number and log onto Toyota's website - www.toyota.co.za - (from 15 May) or contact the call centre on 0800 139 111.


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The global Takata airbag recall expanded by millions more vehicles for the second time in as many days today, with Honda Motor Co. and Daihatsu calling back more inflators.

The latest recalls affect some 4.89 million vehicles at Honda and about 260,000 at Daihatsu, the mini vehicle subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. The safety campaigns came just a day after Toyota and Nissan Motor Co. announced a similar recall of more than 6.5 million cars globally.

The Honda recall doesn’t affect vehicles in the United States or Canada. Vehicles sold in those markets weren’t equipped with the possibly faulty inflators targeted in the latest action.

Honda’s recall covers 1.72 million vehicles in Japan that were manufactured from 2002 to 2008. Those 17 nameplates were made in Japan, Thailand and the United States. The remainder of the recalls falls in other regions. Honda said it will announce the regional breakdowns locally.

Daihatsu’s recall affects cars only in Japan.

Including the latest actions, about 36 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide since 2008 over Takata inflators, according to Reuters estimates. That includes 19.6 million from Honda alone, some 8.2 million of which are in the United States, Honda spokeswoman Yuka Abe said.

Honda and Daihatsu said they aren’t aware of any injuries or deaths linked to the latest recalls.


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