Toyota recalls close to 6million cars over faulty airbags

The world’s biggest carmaker, Toyota, is in another recalling mess following plans to recall another 5.8 million cars worldwide over potentially faulty air bags made by supplier Takata.

According to reports, the affected models include Corolla and the Yaris subcompact models, most of whom have been sold in Japan, China and Europe. These cars were produced between May 2000 and November 2001, and between April 2006 and December 2014.

The auto giant has said that it was calling back 1.47 million airbags in cars sold in Europe, 1.16 million in Japan, 820,000 in China, and 2.35 million in other regions excluding the US.

Toyota’s recall on Wednesday brings its total of recalled Takata airbags to 23.1 million. So far, a total of 12 carmakers have had to recall vehicles because of faulty Takata airbags, with the total number of recalls expected to exceed 100 million cars.

Takata is already facing huge compensation costs over its airbags, which are used by many car manufacturers and have been linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide.

Several automakers, including Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Ford have said they will stop using Takata airbags containing ammonium nitrate in future models.


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