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Published: Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 10:48 AM
By: Theo Thimou - Clark.com
Toyota is recalling an additional 1.7 million vehicles worldwide for potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators.
The latest move adds to a massive ongoing multi-manufacturer recall campaign that began three years ago in response to the potentially deadly part.
The recall of dangerous Takata air bag inflators in vehicles that are still operating on roads across America just keeps growing.
On January 9, Toyota announced the expansion of the ongoing recall would affect 1.3 million vehicles in the United States alone. The remaining 400,000 involved in this recall are elsewhere around the world.
Here are the affected vehicles in the U.S.:
In addition, the new recall also includes Toyota sub-brands like Lexus and Scion:
Meanwhile, this move by Toyota comes on the heels of a similar announcement by Ford, which recently said it was recalling 953,000 vehicles worldwide for Takata inflators.
Defective Takata air bags can explode when the air bag deploys, causing serious injury or even death.
Twenty-three deaths worldwide have been linked to their malfunction, with 15 of those deaths happening here in the United States.