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Honda And Toyota Recall Additional 1Million Vehicles For Faulty Takata Airbags




Honda and Toyota have announced recalls affecting more than 1 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators that can explode on deployment.

These most recent recalls come after Takata announced another 3.3 million inflators are defective and needed to be recalled. In total, Takata-related recalls have included 69 million inflators equipped in 42 million vehicles manufactured by 19 automakers.

Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and fill air bags quickly in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister and throwing hot shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

Defective Takata airbag inflators have been linked at least 20 deaths worldwide, with the majority occurring in the United States. The airbags have also been linked to more than 180 injuries.

Toyota says its recall will cover 601,000 vehicles while Honda will be recalling 465,000 vehicles.

The Toyota vehicles involved in this phase of the recall are:

2009, 2010 & 2013 Toyota Corolla

2009, 2010 & 2013 Toyota Matrix

2009, 2010 & 2013 Scion xB

2009, 2010 & 2013 Lexus IS 250

2009, 2010 & 2013 Lexus IS 350

2009, 2010 & 2013 Lexus IS-F

2010 & 2013 Toyota 4-Runner

2010 & 2013 Lexus IS 250 C

2010 & 2013 Lexus IS 350 C

2010 & 2013 Lexus GX 460

2009-2010 Toyota Yaris

2009-2010 Lexus ES 350

2013 Toyota Sienna

The Honda vehicles involved in this phase of the recall are:

2009-2012 Honda Acura RL

2009-2012 Honda Accord

2009-2013 Acura TSC

2009-2013 Honda Fit

2009-2013 Honda Ridgeline

2009-2013 Honda Pilot

2009-2011 Honda Civic

2009-2011 Honda CR-V

2009-2011 Honda Element

2010-2013 Honda Crosstour

2010-2013 Honda Insight

2010-2013 Acura ZDX

2011-2013 Acura TSX

2013 Honda FCX Clarity

2013 Honda Fit EV

Honda is also recalling about 960 Honda Goldwing motorcycles from model years 2009 through 2016 to replace optional airbag inflator modules.

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