Toyota Motor Corp is recalling about 5.8 million cars at home and abroad over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Takata Corp., including those used as replacement parts following a 2010 recall. Ryan Brooks reports.
Toyota taking a hard hit from the ongoing Takata air bag scandal. It plans to recall 5.8 million MORE cars around the globe... including some Corolla and Yaris models made in Japan, China and Europe. They all include air bag inflators from Japanese firm Takata. Which have exploded and sprayed metal shrapnel into drivers' faces so far its claimed at least 16 deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. Recalling cars with Takata's air bags has become the costliest- and largest- car recall in history. The latest bringing the total to around 23 million cars - a bill expected to hit 10 billion dollars but SHOULDERED by its customers- Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and nine other carmakers. Takata is crucial to carmakers because its one of the only suppliers of seatbelts and airbags. The faulty inflators lack a drying agent, linked to the explosions. This latest round of recalls excluding the U.S.- where Toyota's already got a recall for cars made during the same period in full swing.