Two automakers broaden recall to vehicles equipped with Takata airbags

Japanese automaker giants Nissan and Toyota expanded their recall on May 13 to vehicles that may have defective Takata airbags, 13WMAZ reported.

Reports said five million of the vehicles affected in the recall were made by Toyota and 1.5 million vehicles were made by Nissan. The faulty Takata airbags have already been linked to six deadly accidents. According to Toyota, their expanded recall would also be an update of their previous recall affecting several earlier models of their vehicles. Metal bits from a broken inflator may shoot off and injure vehicle passengers if the Takata airbags burst when deployed.

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