Earlier this month, Toyota announced an airbag recall for 2.27 million cars – on top of the vehicles that the company recalled last year. The defect has reportedly caused a fire in one of the vehicles, but according to Toyota, no one was hurt in that event.
Honda announced today that it will pull 2.03 million vehicles, which will include the Fit, Element and CR-V. The recall involves 1.02 million vehicles in North America and 669,000 vehicles in Japan. The model years are said to be between 2000 and 2005. This is not the first time the Takata airbags have caused problems for Honda since last year the manufacturer had to recall almost a million vehicles due to a similar issue.
Nissan is recalling 755,000 vehicles globally, most of which were manufactured between 2001 and 2003. The models include the X-Trail, Cube and several Infinitis. Meanwhile, Mazda is set to remove 159,807 cars, with the model years falling between 2002 and 2004. The affected models were the RX-8 and Atenza. Both companies had airbag-related recalls last year, just like Honda.
Toyota’s recall, which happened last month, included the Corolla, Camry, Matrix, Tundra and Yaris. Toyota is also investigating a crash that happened in Puerto Rico during which an incorrect side airbag deployment has cut the driver’s forehead.
In spite of this recall, J.D. Power has given a Toyota plant in Ontario the top spot in its quality assurance survey, while a Nissan plant in Japan has secured the third spot.
Japanese automotive parts company Takata was the one who supplied the airbags for all four brands. Aside from airbags, it also produces steering wheels, interior trims, seat belts and in-car electronics.