Japanese airbag maker Takata has announced it is recalling a total of 33.8 million cars equipped with faulty airbags that may explode and cause injuries to drivers and front seat occupants, RT.com reported on May 20.
The recall, which involves nearly 20 million cars from Honda, 4 million from Nissan, and 8.1 million from Toyota, is believed to be the largest product recall in American history. The American Department of Transportation said Takata’s latest recall covers all the affected vehicles in the country. Previously, Takata only recalled cars in states with higher humidity, believing that higher temperatures contributed to airbag explosions.
Six cases of fatalities and over a hundred reports of injuries have been linked to the issue.
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