Honda, Nissan and Toyota in massive recall
HONG KONG (CNNMoney)
A number of automakers -- including Japanese leaders Honda and Toyota -- are recalling around 3.4 million cars due to airbag defects.
Toyota said it was recalling 1.7 million cars around the world, including some popular Corolla, Matrix and Tundra models. Nissan recalled around 480,000 cars, while Mazda added another 45,000 worldwide.
Honda, which is recalling more than 1.1 million autos, said the recall was necessary to replace passenger front airbag inflators.
"It is possible that the passenger front airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which may cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury," the company said in a statement.
Most of the recalled cars appeared to be from the 2001, 2002 and 2003 model years.
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