Three major Japanese car manufacturers–Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Mazda Motor Corp., and Nissan Motor Corp.–have issued a recall to millions of their vehicles around the world due to concerns that the airbags are defective and prone to explosions, the Associated Press reported on June 23.
The defect airbags were designed by the Japanese firm Takata. Honda called back 2.03 million vehicles, which includes 1.02 million vehicles in North America and almost 669,000 automobiles in Japan. This recall is the second one relating to the same defective airbag problem; last year, Honda recalled 1 million vehicles. Toyota reported a fire in relation to the airbags, but recent injury reports were unclear.
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