4M cars recalled over air
DETROIT Six automakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3.4 million older model vehicles worldwide because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying at passengers.
The recall mainly affects cars sold by Japanese automakers in North America, Europe and Japan. A small number of cars made by GM and Germany’s BMW also were involved.
They have faulty inflator mechanisms that don’t route gas into the air bags. Instead, the high pressure gas can launch plastic and metal parts from the air bags into the cars’ passenger a tiffany and co australia reas. Takata says no one has been hurt, but there have been six incidents of the air bags deploying improperly on roadways.
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The recall will bring a great deal of unwelcome publicity for Toyota. The world’s top selling car c tiffany and co australia ompany is trying to rebuild a reputation for quality that has been hurt by previous recalls.
The latest recall is the fourth for Toyota since October tha tiffany and co australia t involves more than 1 million vehicles. The models include the Corolla, Matrix hatchback, Sequoia SUV and Tundra pickup, as well as the Lexus SC 430 sports made from 2001 to 2003.
Nissan is recalling the Maxima midsize sedan, Pathfinder SUV and Sentra, as well as the Infiniti FX crossover and QX4 SUV, all from the 2001 2003 model years.