The already record recall of faulty Takata airbags has grown even larger, Toyota Motor Corp. announcing today it will target nearly 6 million more of the devices, including some used in an earlier recall.
The announcement comes just days after it was revealed that an 11th American was killed in a crash due to faulty Takata airbag inflators that can rupture and spew shrapnel into the passenger compartment following a crash. At least four more people are known to have been killed in similar crashes overseas.
U.S. safety regulators have so far ordered recalls covering an estimated 60 million or more vehicles using Takata airbags. The figure has now grown to about 100 million worldwide, according to transportation authorities.