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Takata airbag recall adds millions more vehicles

Honda, Nissan, and Toyota recall even more cars

Published: May 15, 2015 04:20 PM

The unending expansions to the Takata airbag inflator recall continue to roll out. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have recently added vehicles to the recall—and it is far more than just a few cars. The latest announcements add millions of cars to the already massive recall, bringing the global total of recalled vehicles to a staggering 36 million.

Toyota has added the most, recalling 5 million vehicles worldwide. Around 600,000 of those vehicles are included are in the U.S. market. Of that, 160,000 RAV4 models built in 2004 and 2005 are having the front driver’s side inflators replaced. Front passenger side inflators are being replaced on 177,000 2003-2004 Tundra and 2004 Sequoia models.

Another 300,000 vehicles have been added to the recall for cars in regions of high humidity. This includes the 2005-2006 Tundra, as well as 2005-2007 models of the Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, and Lexus SC 430.

According to Automotive News, Honda has recalled an additional 4.9 million vehicles globally, but none that are part of the North American market. Honda says that cars in the U.S. and Canada are not part of the latest expansion.

Finally, according to a statement by Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Japanese automaker is recalling 326,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. This is comprised of 250,967 2004-2006 Nissan Sentras and 12,725 Nissan Pathfinders built for the 2004 model year. The statement does not break out the number of affected vehicles only in the U.S. or Canada.

If you have a vehicle of this make and model from the years in question, locate your VIN number and ask your local dealer's service department to verify the status of your vehicle.

George Kennedy

For more information, read: "Everything you need to know on the massive Takata airbag inflator recall."

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