Friday, 12 April 2013

Toyota, Honda and Nissan announce 3 million vehicle recall due to faulty airbag

Toyota, Honda and Nissan have announced to recall 3 million vehicles globally on account of identical problems for airbag. A problem has been detected in the passenger side airbag whose inflator may burst and could send plastic parts flying into pieces. These airbags are manufactured by Japanese company, Takata

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 1.7 million vehicles, with some 580,000 in North America, another 490,000 in Europe and 320,000 in Japan. Affected models include the Corolla, Tundra, Lexus SC, produced between November 2000 and March 2004. Toyota said it had received five reports of air bag problems, three in the U.S. and two in Japan, but there have been no injuries.

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.1 million vehicles. About 680,000 are in North America, 270,000 in Japan and 64,000 in Europe. The models include the Civic, CR-V and Odyssey. The recall extends to Latin America, China, other Asian nations, the Middle East and Africa apart from Japan.

Nissan Motor Co. recalled 480,000 vehicles globally, some 137,000 of them in Japan, for the air bag problem. Recalled models in Japan include the Cube, X-Trail, Maxima and Teana, made from August 2000 to January 2004, spokesman Chris Keeffe said.

The Hiroshima-based automaker said 45,000 vehicles were recalled, including 4,000 in Japan. It did not give numbers for other regions, but said recalls will be announced in North America, Europe, China and other nations. Japan's Transport Ministry said the recall affects nearly 732,000 vehicles in Japan.


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