Now, Ford has pushed this week's Takata additions well over the one-million mark.
Over 100 million vehicles from 17 automakers have been recalled all over the world; 69 million comes from the USA alone, making the country the top consumer of recalled vehicles due to faulty airbags.
More than 100 million vehicles involving 17 automakers have been recalled worldwide, including 69 million in the US alone, underscoring the scale of the crisis. Those devices are equipped with inflators that make use of ammonium nitrate-a compound that can become highly unstable in the presence of heat and moisture. So far, Takata systems have been responsible for 11 deaths and over 100 injuries around the world.
Those affected will be contacted by Honda through mail. As many as 16 people have been killed worldwide and about 180 have been injured.
According to the latest reports, Takata Corp. will pay $1 billion and plead guilty to fraud as part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, a deal that will conclude the government's criminal investigation into the Japanese auto supplier's faulty airbags. Aside from this requirement, Honda states that no more new airbag inflator will be covered since affected vehicles have already been subjected to the first tranche of recalled units.
The recalls haven't subsided as more and more recalls are being made by a number of companies as soon as they receive a complaint from an esteemed client. The notices will explain when and how owners should schedule service with their local dealers.
The manufacturer originally recalled select Ranger (models from 2003-2006), GT (2006), and Mustang (2005-2014) automobiles in 2015 when Takata had revealed the fatal flaw in its air bag inflators.