Toyota says it is recalling about 3 million more vehicles to replace faulty airbags provided by scandal-plagued Japanese supplier Takata.
It is the latest in what is expected to be a continuing series of recalls related to airbag inflators that can, under some circumstances, over-inflate, sending shrapnel into a vehicle’s passenger compartment following a crash. At least 16 deaths have been associated with the Takata debacle, most of those in the United States.
All told, about 100 million of the airbags are being targeted for recall, though some vehicles use multiple Takata devices. In the U.S. alone, the recall as so far impacted about 40 million vehicles, but millions more are expected to be added to the list over the next several years. (more…)