Takata expands airbag recall by 3.3 million


DETROIT (AP) — The Japanese air bag maker Takata is expanding its air bag recall to include another 3.3 million faulty inflators.

This latest recall includes frontal airbags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles made by the following car dealers:

Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla.

The automakers listed above say they will be providing consumers with the specific models that are affected by the recall later this month.

These latest recalls are only part of the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history.

The 3.3 million airbag inflators added Saturday brings the number of recalls up to a grand total of 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles.

Takata plead guilty to fraud in Feb. 2017 for covering up the engineering defects in its airbag inflators.

It was part of a billion dollar settlement that forced the company into bankruptcy protection at least 20 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured due to the defects.

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