When it comes to auto recalls, we are often unaware of how hazardous and potentially deadly some issues associated with the campaigns actually are.
According to several news sources, two Japanese automakers are recalling over 6 million vehicles globally over issues that could expose occupants to deadly risks.
The recalls impact 6.5 million vehicles manufactured and distributed by Nissan and Toyota globally. The vehicles come with air bag inflators manufactured by Takata. The items are made of metal and when the air bags deploy, the inflators may explode. As a result, the metal fragments may fly toward occupants, increasing the risk of serious and even deadly impact injuries.
The Japanese car maker giants are issuing the global recall to make sure that consumers are not exposed to the same risks that have killed at least five people.
According to the official reports, Toyota has recalled just under five million vehicles. Some of the models include the Vitz and the Corolla. Most recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2003 and November 2007. Nissan, on the other hand, recalled 1.56 million vehicles. The same air bag problems were mentioned.
Both firms behind the recalls claim that the campaigns are being launched for investigative purposes since incidents involving any Toyota or Nissan car fitted with the Takata air bags were not reported. Toyota claims that, around the world, at least 35 models have been impacted by this recall. But as this report is covered by the media, more and more car safety experts ask themselves whether Takata will do the right thing and make sure all vehicles fitted with its air bag systems are recalled so consumers are not unfairly injured due to the company’s negligence.
The Takata air bag issue has been associated with the deaths of 6 people. All deaths were associated with Honda vehicles.
As Toyota and Nissan work hard to ensure their consumers are protected and all potentially defective Takata air bags are replaced by launching these recall campaigns, Honda claims to be working on launching its own major car recall. As we wait to learn more about the details concerning the new Honda recall, some believe over 100,000 of these vehicles are in the United States.
Worldwide, 10 automakers have recalled about 25 million cars combined over the same Takata air bag issue. The recalls have been issued since 2008.
Hopefully, consumers in the United States are being directly contacted promptly so this issue is addressed. If you would like to learn more about this recall, you can follow this link or contact the manufacturers immediately.