Takata recalls another 3.3 million airbags

Takata has recalled another 3.3 million airbags in what is now the automotive industry’s largest parts recall in history.

Paperwork filed in the US with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed the latest recalls concerned frontal airbags fitted to certain vehicles made in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Reports suggest models manufactured by Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla are affected.

In a statement posted on its website, the company said, ‘Takata Corporation apologises to the driving public for the widespread concern and inconvenience caused as a result of our inflators.

‘We urge US drivers to visit the NHTSA website to check if your vehicle is under recall, and to take immediate action if your vehicle is identified as requiring repair.’