Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators.
The recalls are being phased in over the next three years, with older vehicles receiving higher priority. A chemical in the inflators can deteriorate, blowing up metal parts and hurling hot shrapnel into unsuspecting drivers and passengers.
Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
The latest recalls cover frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles made Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla. Automakers will provide specific models in paperwork that will be filed later this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Notices of the expanded recalls were posted Saturday on the agency’s website.