As the Takata airbag recall continues to expand, so do the vehicle manufacturers involved. Furthermore, three Japanese vehicle manufacturers announced today that they would recall more than 700,000 vehicles that have Takata airbags in them. The concerns with the airbags revolve around the fact that they can deploy with too much force, thus causing shrapnel to fly throughout the vehicle and injure the driver and occupants.
Now that Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru are included in the recall that has added another 715,000 vehicles to the already largest motor vehicle recall in history. It is suspected that that number could continue to grow too as time goes on. Right now, two companies are consulting with safety regulators in other countries to find out if more cars will need to be included in the recall as well. Mitsubishi has also stated that they will recall their vehicles in other countries; 100,165 airbags will be replaced in Japan, and 412,00 in other countries. Mazda recalled 111,536 Japanese vehicles, and Subaru has recalled 91,151.
So far, there have been several deaths related to the Takata airbag issue, and many more injuries. Now the company hopes that by expanding the Takata airbag recall, many vehicles airbags can be replaced and keep safe vehicles on the road.
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