​Takata airbag recall expands, affecting over 6.5 m vehicles

A new recall of cars by Toyota, Nissan and Honda has taken
the total number of cars recalled over a Takata airbag fault to over 30
million.

AP reports that another 6.5 million vehicles are being
recalled globally by Toyota and Nissan, with about 5 million of these Toyota
models. Honda has not yet made a decision on expanding the recall over the
issue.

Honda has so far recalled the most cars because of the
Takata issue. The problem is around potential susceptibility to moisture
intrusion in the airbag inflator. All of the six deaths linked to the problem
worldwide have been in Honda vehicles, reports the ABC.

Locally, 181,000 vehicles have been affected, according to
Toyota Australia. These were manufactured between 2003 and 2007 and include
Corolla, Echo and RAV4 models.

The Toyota Corolla is the model most affected by the news, reports Fairfax, and this covers 75,119 vehicles made between May 2003 and March
2007.

There have been no incidents reported in Australia related
to the airbag defect.

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