TOKYO/DETROIT: Honda Motor Co and other Japanese automakers yesterday recalled almost 3 million cars with potentially explosive air bags supplied by Takata Corp, bringing the recall so far to about 10.5 million vehicles over the past five years.
The recalls cover both passenger-side and driver-side air bags, which the world’s second-biggest automotive safety parts maker manufactured in 2000-02.
The total ranks it among the five biggest recalls in the industry’s history. And the tally is expanding further as Honda and six others also said they were recalling more vehicles in some high humidity regions in the US to replace Takata air bag inflators.
Honda said it was recalling about 2.03 million vehicles globally over potentially flawed Takata air bag inflators made in 2000-02 with a risk of exploding and shooting out shrapnel at drivers and passengers, expanding a recall from April 2013. Nissan Motor Co said it would recall 755,000 vehicles worldwide, while Mazda Motor Corp said it would call back 159,807 vehicles, both also expanding April 2013 recalls. Reuters