In a decision that should surprise no one by now, more than 12 million additional cars equipped with faulty and potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata have just been recalled by eight different automakers in the U.S., according to documents published by American regulators.
While previous recalls targeted driver-side inflators, this new recall is focused on passenger-side inflators, Automotive News reports.
Honda leads the way with 4.5 million units, followed closely by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with 4.3 million. The others are Toyota (1.65 million), Mazda (730,000), Subaru (400,000), Nissan (400,000), Mitsubishi (38,000), and Ferrari (2,800). Some Pontiac and Saab vehicles are also affected.
At this point we don’t know how many more units will be recalled in Canada.
Earlier this month, Takata agreed to declare as many as 40 million additional airbag inflators defective by 2019.