Toyota recalling more cars with faulty airbags

25 November 2015

Toyota-Logo_4 Toyota are recalling a load of cars again, over dodgy airbags.

They're recalling 1.6 million vehicles for the airbags that have been supplied by Takata, who were at the centre of the last scandal which saw huge amounts of vehicles recalled worldwide.

Now, at the moment, it involves 22 models, including the Corolla and Vitz, manufactured from January 2004 through December 2005. It affects cars in Japan, Italy, Britain and Spain - there's no numbers on that yet.

Like before, it looks like these Takata airbags might be inflating with too much force, which results in shrapnel being flung through the car when the bags inflate. People have died as a result of these airbags, but for the latest recall, there have been no reports of injuries.

Toyota will be getting in touch with drivers and dealerships. If you want to get on it first, then click here to check Toyota's recall checker.

In America, regulators fined Takata $70 million for hiding evidence that their airbags were faulty, and if the company don't abide by new terms, the penalty can be upped to $200 million by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

TOPICS:   Motoring   Recalls

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