Japan’s three largest carmakers announced Wednesday that they are expanding an already huge global automobile recall as a result of deadly airbags made by Takata.
For months, this defective airbag issue has brewed in the auto industry as automakers search for the reason that the airbags can explode violently, seriously injuring and killing passengers by exploding shrapnel throughout the car cabin.
Wednesday’s announcement raises the number of vehicles being recalled to roughly 31 million worldwide since 2008. The Takata recalls top the largest U.S. recall list thus far.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to announce soon “significant new steps” related to accelerating Takata recalls. Many automobile owners are having to wait to have their air bags replaced due to a shortage of parts from the manufacturer.
To learn more about the massive Takata air bag recall, read:
Honda, Daihatsu add 5 million cars to Takata airbag recall (Automotive News)
To find out if your car is included in the recalls, visit safecar.gov.