Honda, Toyota to recall millions of vehicles worldwide

Honda, Toyota to recall millions of vehicles worldwideJapanese auto makers are planning to recall three million vehicles worldwide due to an issue with the airbags on the passenger side.

It is believed that the inflator of airbags may burst and send various plastic pieces flying in the vehicles. Honda is planning to recall 1.1 million vehicles while Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles. Out of the total, Honda will recall more than 107,000 in Canada and Toyota will recall about 580,000 in North America. Nissan recalled 480,000 vehicles around the world including about 137,000 of them in Japan.

Takata Corp, a leading airbag manufacturer from Japan, has said that the recall os also set to impact other automakers around the world and the total number of vehicles recalled might touch about three million worldwide. Honda Canada said that airbag inflators in affected vehicles might put too much pressure and the inflator might rupture and even cause injuries.

Toyota has confirmed that it has recorded five reports of airbag problems but did not report any injuries. Honda has noted one recorded accident due to the issue but did not report any injuries to the passengers.

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