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Honda and Toyota add more vehicles to air bag recall

Honda and Toyota may have a long standing reputation for manufacturing some of the most reliable vehicles on the road, but this does not mean the companies are immune to recalls. Both automakers, among many others, are currently entangled in the Takata air bag recall.

Recently, Toyota added another 1.36 million vehicles to the list of those that need repairs. Honda did the same, nothing that certain 2003 to 2007 Accord and 2001 to 2005 Civic models were impacted.

While these recalls were expected, due to the expansion of the recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it doesn't make it any easier for the companies to deal with. Furthermore, and even more important, is the fact that a defective air bag could harm or kill a driver or passenger in the event of an accident.

Toyota Motor North America chief quality officer spoke about the recall, saying:

"Toyota's focus remains on the safety and security of our customers, and we will continue to respond promptly to new developments."

More than 33 million vehicles have been recalled. Eleven automakers have been impacted, with each one attempting to determine which of its vehicles need to be included.

The defective air bags have the potential to inflate with too much force, thus releasing shrapnel into the cabin after an accident. To date, several deaths have been tied to the defect.

All drivers, regardless of make and model, will want to keep a close watch on this recall. It will help them better understand what is going on, and if their vehicle needs repaired.

Source: USA Today, "Toyota, Honda add 2.7 million more cars to air bag recall," accessed June 17, 2015

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