Almost 3M Cars Recalled Over Exploding Airbags
Honda, Nissan, Mazda all expand earlier recalls
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 23, 2014 9:24 AM CDT
In this April 21, 2005 file photo, a model poses by a Honda's CR-V at Auto Shanghai 2005 exhibition in Shanghai, China.   (EugeneHoshiko)

(Newser) – Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode, though no accidents have been reported related to the recalls. Honda recalled 2.03 million vehicles for the airbag problem, including 1.02 million in North America and nearly 669,000 in Japan. It said they were manufactured between 2000 and 2005. That came on top of a million vehicles Honda recalled last year for similar Takata airbag problems.

Nissan recalled 755,000 vehicles globally manufactured from 2001 through 2003, while Mazda recalled nearly 160,000 vehicles manufactured from 2002 through 2004. Like Honda, both companies announced recalls last year, but in smaller numbers. Takata recently realized that the earlier recall had not included all of the problem airbags, the automakers said. Among the affected models: Fit, Element, CR-V, Cube, X-Trail, some Infiniti models, Atenza, and RX-8. Toyota announced an airbag recall earlier this month for 2.27 million vehicles, including some that were recalled last year. One fire was reported related to the defect, but no one was injured in that incident, Toyota said.

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Jun 23, 2014 11:19 AM CDT
Was considering buying a new Camaro or Charger, but glad I didnt, looks like most of these new cars are LEMONS!! GM needs bitch slapped for designing a steering system thats shut off with the key... Glad I bought thousands of dollars in spare parts for my old vehicles! I can fix them along the road..
Jun 23, 2014 10:44 AM CDT
I wonder if they over charged the blank which causes it to inflate.
Jun 23, 2014 9:29 AM CDT
Exploding Windbags !!! WoW the world is full of them.