Nissan, Honda Recall More Takata-Equipped Vehicles

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

The Takata airbag recall continues to grow, with Nissan adding 260,000 2008 through 2012 models worldwide to the list.

Automotive News reports the recall total for Nissan linked to the airbags since 2013 totalled nearly 700,000 prior to the additional vehicles called back. The recall affects vehicles outside of the United States, including the Cube and Micra/March, with the majority of the models located in the automaker’s home market of Japan.

Meanwhile, Honda is replacing the defective units in 3.5 million vehicles in 11 states in the U.S. where high humidity could lead to an airbag exploding with metal shrapnel taking dead aim at all inside. The company also recalled 425,825 units, adding onto the 6 million that have been recalled over the issue since 2008.

Finally, General Motors and Toyota are issuing warnings to their customers not have anyone sit in the front passenger seat until the airbag unit is replaced.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • VW4motion VW4motion on Oct 24, 2014

    Alao, 877,000 Toyota's 2002-2005 corolla and Sequoia, 2003-2005 matrix and tundra's.

  • Kvndoom Kvndoom on Oct 24, 2014

    Ugh every time I see an update I cringe when I click. So far my Altima isn't on the list.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Oct 27, 2014

      I keep waiting for mine to pop up, considering it was made in Japan and probably has one of these airbags.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Oct 24, 2014

    On the one hand, a fresh airbag this far in is pretty cool. On the other, a torn open dash will squeek a lot more than one left tight. I'm not sure how I'd feel if the only reason my car wasn't recalled was the assumed humidity on my car.

    • Swaq Swaq on Oct 24, 2014

      I have a 2005 Legacy GT which is (currently) not recalled. But it was built 06/2004 so presumably the reason it hasn't been recalled is because it hasn't been registered in Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands... Doesn't leave me with a lot of confidence.

  • Superdessucke Superdessucke on Oct 25, 2014

    Are there any photos of the aftermath of one of these things going awry? I bet it's quite gruesome.