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toyota and honda recall 1 million vehicles as part of expanded takata air bag recall

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toyota and honda recall 1 million vehicles as part of expanded takata air bag recall

an additional 1 million toyota and honda vehicles in the u.s. are being recalled as part of a third wave of recalls planned by the national highway traffic safety administration to fix cars equipped with potentially faulty takata air bags.about 601,300 toyota and lexus vehicles and 465,000 honda and acura vehicles are part of the expanded recall. nhtsa said over the weekend that this latest phase involves a total of 3.3 million vehicles.takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and fill air bags quickly in a crash. but the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister and hurling hot shrapnel into drivers and passengers.at least 20 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured.the toyota vehicles involved in this phase of the recall are:scion xb (2009, 2010 and 2013 model years)toyota corolla (2009, 2010 and 2013)toyota corolla matrix (2009, 2010 and 2013)toyota yaris (2009 and 2010)toyota 4runner (2010 and 2013)toyota sienna (2013)lexus is250/350 (2009, 2010 and 2013)lexus is250c/350c (2010 and 2013)lexus is-f (2009, 2010 and 2013)lexus es350 (2009 and 2010)lexus gx460 (2010 and 2013)toyota said all known owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail by early march. owners should take their vehicles to toyota or lexus dealers to replace either the front passenger airbag inflator or the front passenger airbag assembly free of charge.the honda vehicl...