Air bag recall may go beyond Toyota
Honda, Nissan and Mazda models may also be fitted with faulty airbags
Toyota is recalling nearly 20,000 cars in Ireland due to a faulty piece of equipment in the air bag system.
Takata Corporation is the second biggest safety equipment maker in the world and supply air bag equipment to Honda, Nissan, Mazda and the Japanese arm of BMW.
Japan’s transport ministry has ordered the car makers to decide as soon as possible if they need to recall more cars for the fault.
Takata has said that it supports Toyota’s recall and will provide replacement inflators.
There has been more than 7 million cars recalled worldwide because of the Takata air bag over the last five years and last year, automakers including Toyota, Honda and Nissan recalled a total of 3.6 million vehicles globally over air bag problems.