Nissan and Toyota recall more than 6.5 million cars over airbag faults

Published Date: 13th May 2015

Toyota and Nissan are in the process of recalling more than 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Japanese car parts maker Takata.

Toyota announced it was recalling five million cars, including the Corolla, Vitz and other models made between March 2003 and November 2007.


Nissan is set to recall about 1.56 million cars over the same issue. Nissan will hope that this will not tarnish their name in the industry, with their recent growth and success down to new models

Both new car makers said the recall was for investigative purposes and no accidents or injuries have been reported.

Toyota, the world's biggest car maker, said the recall affected 35 of its models made around the world and that it would include 1.36 million cars in Japan.

The move is the latest in the saga of potentially exploding airbags made by Japanese car parts maker Takata that has been linked to at least six deaths - all in Honda cars.

More recalls in the future

Just after these recalls by Toyota and Nissan were announced, Honda – Another Japanese car maker - said it was also preparing to announce more car recalls related to the air bags.

No details were announced on the number of cars that Honda plan to recall.

In March, Honda had said it was recalling another 100,000 vehicles in the US related to the airbags.

Some 25 million vehicles with Takata airbags have been recalled worldwide by 10 carmakers since 2008.