Toyota, Honda Recall 3.4M Vehicles in Airbag Failure
Nissan, Mazda are also involved
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 11, 2013 2:45 AM CDT
Updated Apr 11, 2013 5:38 AM CDT
In this March 30, 2011 photo, a portion of the Toyota logo is shown at Wilsonville Toyota, in Wilsonville, Ore.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(Newser) – An airbag issue is prompting Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda to recall some 3.4 million vehicles. Passenger-side airbag inflators are at risk of exploding and blasting out plastic pieces, the AP reports, while a rep for Japanese airbag maker Takata warns Reuters that driver-side airbags may fail to inflate. Takata launched the recall; it includes some non-Japanese automakers, a rep said. There haven't been any known injuries.

Toyota is recalling 1.73 million vehicles worldwide; 580,000 of those are in North America. The company will swap the problematic inflators with working ones. Corolla, Tundra, and Lexus SC models made between 2000 and 2004 are among those affected. Meanwhile, Honda is recalling some 1.14 million vehicles, including Civic and Odyssey models; Nissan is recalling some 480,000; and Mazda is calling back 45,500. Takata puts the total recall figure lower, at 2 million, Reuters notes.

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charlesncharge
Apr 11, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
Honda should have done a recall when there paint started fading. Just say NO! to Honda and Toyota.
hog_one
Apr 11, 2013 5:29 AM CDT
If you own one of these makes of vehicles, just type in the make and recall. You will see the makers web site. They will then ask for your model and vin#. It will then tell you if your model is on the list. You will then need to contact a dealer to have the repair made, cost nothing. If you use sites like lemon auto, they will try and charge a fee or try to connect you too a law firm. I have used the makers site before and had no problems getting the recall information and getting the repair done at a dealer on my wifes Honda CR-V. Just thought some could use the information.