Takata recall update - Mazda, Subaru and Mitsubishi issue recall statement
Mazda, Subaru and Mitsubishi have become the latest car manufacturers to issue a recall statement over issues with Takata airbags. Over 630,000 vehicles produced by the Japanese car giants are affected.
Concerns over the safety of Takata produced airbags have increased over recent months following the recalls of certain Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Daihatsu models. The CEO and chairman of Takata have attempted to reassure owners of those cars affected that their company are working hard to test and replace airbags deemed to be a potential risk.
In a recent statement following the Toyota recall, they said
“Our airbags have deployed safely in more than two million auto accidents around the world since we began producing them in 1987, saving many thousands of lives. In 2014 alone, thousands of serious injuries and deaths have been prevented worldwide by Takata airbags.”
Read on for a full list of vehicles involved in the current recall. It's worth noting that the official line is that this is a precautionary recall and all drivers affected should receive a letter from their car manufacturer. You can also check for your specific make and model below.
More on the Toyota recall
Details on the Nissan recall
Toyota cars affected in the latest UK recall:
Corolla. Yaris, Picnic and Avensis Verso models built between March 2003 and March 2007 for passenger airbag defects.
RAV4, Yaris and Hilux cars manufactured between July 2003 and December 2005 for driver airbag defects.
Toyota have stated that owners of these vehicles would be contacted within six weeks and told what to do next.
Nissan recall vehicles in the UK:
Navara Pickup, Almera Tino, Patrol, Almera, Terrano II and X-Trail models manufactured between 2004 and 2007
Honda recall vehicles in the UK:
Honda Accord 2001-2007, Honda Civic 2001-2005, Honda Civic Hybrid 2003, Honda CR-V 2002-2006, Honda Element 2003-2011, Honda Odyssey 2002-2004, Honda Pilot 2003-2008, Honda Ridgeline 2006
Daihatsu recall vehicles in the UK:
Mazda recall vehicles in the UK:
120,000 vehicles recalled including the Atenza sedan, the Bongo van and two models that it builds for Nissan and Mitsubishi in Japan.
Mitsubishi recall vehicles in the UK:
Mitsubishi Lancer 2004-2005, Mitsubishi Raider 2006-2007
Subaru recall vehicles in the UK:
Subaru Baja 2003-2005, Subaru Impreza 2004-2005, Subaru Legacy 2003-2005, Subaru Outback 2003-2005
All makers will carry out the recall without charging customers for parts or labour.