Toyota is one of the largest car manufacturers on the planet. However, the automaker is now issuing a recall that is affecting millions of customers.
According to reports from Fox News, Toyota is now expanding a recall of cars fitted with potentially defective Takata airbags. Toyota said the recall encompasses 1.3 million vehicles in the US alone, and Automotive News reports that the recall counts a total of 1.7 million cars globally.
The Takata airbags have made headlines in recent years due to serious problems that have already put millions of people at risk. The propellant in the front-passenger airbag of certain Toyota and Lexus models can degrade over time. If it does, the airbag could rupture and spray metal shards when it deploys, potentially injuring or killing passengers, Fox News reported.
The Toyota recall involves the following models: 2010-2016 4Runner, 2010-2013 Corolla, 2010-2013 Matrix, 2011-2014 Sienna and the 2010-2015 Scion xB. As for Lexus, this recall affects the 2010-2012 ES350, 2010-2017 GX460 and the 2010-2015 IS.
"In a report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that around 16.7 million Takata airbags still needed to be replaced, as of October 2018, and that another 10 million were expected to be recalled in January 2019. Earlier this month, Ford announced a recall of 1 million vehicles with Takata airbags, of which 780,000 are in the US," according to reports.
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