Honda recalled close to 5 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty Takata Corp air bag inflators, as investigations showed the problem behind one of the biggest auto safety crises may be more widespread than thought.
The latest move by Japan’s third largest automaker brings the overall global total of vehicles recalled for Takata-related air bags to around 36 million since 2008.
It comes a day after Toyota and Nissan recalled 6.5 million vehicles worldwide and Daihatsu confirmed it recalled nearly 260,000 cars.
It is now thought that the issue could see further recalls as more units were found to become faulty with age.
Owners of vehicles with the suspect air bag units will be notified and details of models are on the manufacturers’ websites.