3 million Japanese cars recalled thanks to faulty airbags
3 million Japanese cars are to be recalled thanks to a boob from Japan's Takata Corporation who makes airbags for a whole host of vehicles. It will also be a problem for non-Japanese car manufacturers, before any of you racists get going.
The problem regards the airbag on the passenger side. The inflater may burst, which will send bits of plastic flying everywhere, which is obviously counter-productive to safety.
Toyota will be recalling 1.7 million vehicles. If you own a Corolla, Tundra, Lexus SC that were made between November 2000 and March 2004, don't crash and drive around wearing Biggles goggles.
Honda will be recalling 1.1 million cars, Nissan will be wanting 480,000 vehicles, and Mazda will want to look at 45,000.
The problem was caused by two human errors during production of the handbag. Basically, someone forgot to turn on the switch that looked for defective products. They'll probably be looking at the Japanese equivalent of a P45 this morning.