Toyota Recalls 1.4 Million and Honda Adds 1.39 Million Cars to Recall Due to Faulty Air bags

Jun 17, 2015

According to the Associated Press, " Toyota is adding nearly 1.4 million cars, trucks and SUV's to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force." The previous recall has been expanded based on further concerns that the air bags, made by Takata Corp. of Japan are defective. This recall will add the "2003 to 2007 Corolla and Matrix, 2005 and 2006 Tundra pickup, 2005 to 2007 Sequoia SUV and the 2003 to 2007 Lexus SC430 convertible," the AP reports. Takata last month gave in to pressure from the NHTSA "and declared many of its products defective, agreeing to double the number of air bag inflators being recalled," according to AP, and making it "the largest auto recall in US history." According to the USA Today, as part of the NHTSA's expanded recall of faulty Takata air bags, Honda "said it will recall another 1.39 million cars to replace the same component" as Toyota. Since the initial announcement, 11 affected car manufacturers "have been trying to figure out which of their models need to be included," the article reports.