Around 3.4 million cars are being recalled due to airbag defects, according to an article on CNN.com. The recall includes models from the 2001, 2002, and 2003 model years. The total count includes 1.7 million Toyotas, more than 1.1 million Hondas, 480,000 Nissans and 45,000 Mazda’s.
According to a statement by Honda, “It is possible that the passenger front airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which may cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury.”
Honda reported one crash where the passenger front airbag ruptured after being deployed with too much pressure. Toyota said it was aware of five airbag malfunctions.
According to the article, the United States has had 13 recalls of more than three million units, as noted in a list maintained by the Center for Auto Safety in Washington, D.C.