Millions of Cars Recalled

(CNN) — Japanese auto makers Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda, are recalling about 3.4 million cars around the world because of airbag defects that could potentially injure passengers.

The faulty airbags are found mostly in 2001, 2002 and 2003 models. It can pose a threat if the passenger airbag deploys with too much pressure, causing it to rupture.

Of the four, Toyota is recalling the most cars–around 1.7 million vehicles, including popular models like the Corolla and the Tundra. The automaker said it has received reports of five airbag defects.

It’s yet another blow to Toyota, which just last year had to recall 7 million cars due to a different issue.

Honda is next in line, recalling 1.1 million cars to replace airbag inflators. The company also had a previous recall. In 2008, it had the same problem in driver-side airbags.

Nissan, in the meantime, is recalling 480,000 cars, and Mazda; 45,000.

So far no injuries or deaths have been reported, but there is a common link. All of the automakers got their airbags from the same Japanese manufacturer.

Affected owners will receive a recall notification letter from their car company, telling customers to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer to get a replacement inflator.

There is a chance this recall could expand to other brands. According to Edmunds.com, the manufacturer at the center of this recall is a global supplier, so you’ll want to keep an eye on any mail you get from your car company to see if you need to head to the dealership for a replacement.

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  1. Postone says:

    Everyone of those car makers (Japan car makers) have a track record that is second to none! Okay reporters we get it, we understand their is a problem. But that won’t be enough for the media, the lame stream media will milk this for all its worth…

    I own both American and a Japanese vehicles….

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