Faulty airbags prompts massive recall

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1365719227&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4014564&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1365719227 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Exploding airbags is the cause of a word wide recall of a number of Japanese cars.

The faulty airbags are made by Takata Corporation and were installed in more than 3 million cars.

The recall includes certain Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mazda cars.

According to manufacturers, the passenger side airbags are faulty and have the potential to explode without notice.

Five related incidents have been reported. Thankfully, none of the incidents involved injuries.

Nearly 2 million of the recalls impact Toyota Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC430 models made between 2001 and 2003.

In addition, the recall affects Honda Civics, Odysseys and CRVs made between 2002 and 2003.

Several hundred thousand models of the Nissan CUB and the Maxima model are included in the recall.

45,000 Mazda Six and RX8s are affected as well, though the manufacture years were not included.

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