- Toyota (TM) is recalling about 650k cars in Japan due to defective airbags made by Takata (TKTDY). This expands a prior recall involving 2.14M vehicles in April 2013. The additional 650k vehicles have been announced today since the serial numbers Takata provided last year were incomplete.
- The defect involves a problem with the airbag inflator, which could possibly explode and injure the driver or passengers.
- Honda and Nissan are now examining if their vehicles contain the malfunction.