• Apr 11, 2013
The Toyota Corolla was part of the initial recall on th... The Toyota Corolla was part of the initial recall on these airbags earlier this year. (Toyota)
Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 3 million vehicles globally for an identical problem with air bags on the passenger side whose inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying.

There have been no injuries reported.

The recall for air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp. affects other automakers including non-Japanese manufacturers, Takata spokeswoman Akiko Watanabe said Thursday. She declined to give details.

Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles, with some 580,000 in North America, another 490,000 in Europe and 320,000 in Japan. Affected models include the Corolla, Tundra, Lexus SC, produced between November 2000 and March 2004.

Toyota said it had received five reports of air bag problems, three in the U.S. and two in Japan, but there have been no injuries.

Honda is recalling 1.1 million vehicles. About 680,000 are in North America, 270,000 in Japan and 64,000 in Europe. The models include the Civic, CR-V and Odyssey.

The recall extends to Latin America, China, other Asian nations, the Middle East and Africa.
Nissan. recalled 480,000 vehicles globally, some 137,000 of them in Japan, for the air bag problem.

The problem crept in because of two human errors during production. A worker forgot to turn on the switch for a system weeding out defective products and parts were improperly stored, which exposed them to humidity, according to Honda spokeswoman Akemi Ando.

Also affected under the same recall were the RX-8 and Mazda 6 at Mazda.The Hiroshima-based automaker said 45,000 vehicles were recalled, including 4,000 in Japan. It did not give numbers for other regions, but said recalls will be announced in North America, Europe, China and other nations.



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      cigarpal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sub frame connectors, roll cage and 5 point harness and a 63 Lincoln and there is no other need for safety. Look out Snoopy.
      • 1 Year Ago
      After producing air-bags between 2000 and 2004 they say a worker forgot to turn on a switch.. When did they figure that one out? - certainly not today! The Japonese and almost as bad as the Chinese now with their "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" philosophy.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is Kia pictured, but has nothing to do with this article??
        howdouspellhosey
        • 1 Year Ago
        That's because AOL is too cheap to pay for real pictures, they just go online and pick random stuff off Flickr or Photobucket or whatever and "pay" those people 5 bucks a photo. That's why you'll see a pic of a guy washing his El Camino in his driveway but the article will be titled "Worst NASCAR crash in history" LOL.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Now they changed it...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Buy american. When will people learn to stop supporting foreign countries
      • 11 Months Ago
      Does anyone know what year honda Civic and/or which airbags? HAVE TWO Front and two side airbags on honda civic 2001(not to mention now on third transmission)? Thanks
      Ron Wizard
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've owned 2 Ford vans, each with over 400,000 miles on them over a 10 year period until they finally became to expensive to repair, but no recall items. I now own a Ford SUV for over 10 years now. I don't drive it as much but its pushing 200,000 miles and only 2 minor recall items. Japanese manufacturers didn't start having problems until the started using american union workers. We all know union workers use their lunch breaks to get loaded/high on booze and drugs, then return to work.
        richard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron Wizard
        The japanese plants don`t employ American union workers, Japanese plants are all non-union. So, explain that, Bozo.
          Gay Emmons
          • 1 Year Ago
          @richard
          Ron's right! Where do you think a lot of these cars are made NOW!, BOZO. Read the comment again. It doesn't say the vechicles are made in Japan, a lot are made right here!!!! Do some research, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
      mrbyaninch
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about Camary? Had someone pull out in front of meand I T-boned them at 45mph...Airbags did not deploy. it was a 2011 Camry...just in case you all want to check yours out
      • 1 Month Ago
      my moms 2005 Toyota corolla s VIN # is 1NXBR32E85Z427057 is her car included in this recall? thank you nora and Jeanette english
      pilot3388u
      • 1 Year Ago
      Your right, it should hve been a Toyota, they have had mor recalls that Ford, Chrysler, and GM combined.
      • 1 Year Ago
      If only Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda were affected, then why do they have a picture of a Kia? Are there more companies not listed, or is this just a case of a poor choice in photo?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its good to see that the Japanese companies are recalling every little defect they find. However, the American manufactured vehicles have so many problems and not a single recall. They just dump it on us (customers) to repair. This is bad for American industry. No wonder Japanese cars last longer than American cars and have overtaken the market. Good job Japanese automakers.
      Kevin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Crappy jap cars.
        paumanok2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kevin
        Jap cars? Best cars on the planet. I have a 7 year old Corolla with 120,000 miles, now read this carefully, it has NEVER, repeat NEVER, I SHALL REPEAT for those with stubborn minds, IT HAS NEVER BROKEN DOWN, except for very basic regular routine maintenance, again, I repeat, NEVER BROKE DOWN, which is exactly why i bought it 7 years ago and it has NOT disappointed.
          danwat1234
          • 1 Year Ago
          @paumanok2
          Just like my 1999 automatic Civic with 230,000
          galbraith1065
          • 1 Year Ago
          @paumanok2
          Just like my great Chrysler Never broken down. 152,000 miles and nothing but routine maintenance. The Mazda I owned before that was a piece of crap. I would never buy a Jap vehicle again.
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