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Honda, Toyota recall millions more cars over faulty air bags

Jan 22, 2020

A door-to-door canvasser explains to an owner that her car has a defective Takata airbag that should be replaced
Credit State of the Takata Air Bag Recalls

Toyota and Honda have recalled millions more cars over problem airbags. 

Honda says it's recalling 2.7 million cars with Takata air bags that have a risk of exploding when they inflate in an accident. 

That's in addition to the nearly 13 million cars the automaker has already recalled, for a different kind of Takata airbag with an inflator that can explode. 

16 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to the faulty airbags. 

Most of the cars in the new recall are older Honda and Acura models, from 1996 to 2003. Honda vehicles included are the 1998 to 2000 Accord Coupe and Sedan, the 1996 to 2000 Civic coupe and sedan, the 1997 to 2001 CR-V, the 1998 to 2001 Odyssey and the 1997 and 1998 EV Plus.

Acura vehicles covered are the 1997 and 1998 2.2CL, the 1997 to 1999 3.0CL, the 1998 and 1999 2.3CL, the 2001 and 2002 3.2CL, the 2001 and 2002 MDX, the 1998 to 2003 3.5RL, and the 1999 to 2001 3.2TL.

Toyota is also recalling several million cars with air bags that may not inflate during an accident.  Seat belt tighteners may also not work in the event of an accident.

The recall covers certain 2011-2019 Corollas, the 2011 to 2013 Matrix, the 2012 through 2018 Avalon and the 2013 to 2018 Avalon Hybrid in the U.S.

Federal safety regulators are investigating eight deaths that could be linked to the problem.  

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