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Japanese air bag maker Takata recall expands an additional 3.3 million cars

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 09:25:48-05

Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling another 3.3 million faulty airbag inflators as it continues to expand the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

The latest recalls cover frontal airbags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles.

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

Automakers will provide specific models in paperwork that will be filed later this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Takata air bags can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

At least 20 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured.