Toyota recalls 600,000 more vehicles in US due to airbag problem
Toyota Motor North America announced Tuesday it was expanding its safety recall involving Takata front passenger airbag inflators as required by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The expansion involves about 601,300 additional vehicles in the US, Toyota said.
Takata and its US entity TK Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy in June. The Japanese auto-parts giant said it was recalling more than 100 million of its airbag inflators across the world through the end of 2019.
By the end of November 2017, 19 automakers had recalled 46 million Takata inflators in 34 million US vehicles, according to the NHTSA.
Takata agreed in 2016 to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay a total of one billion US dollars in criminal penalties to resolve a US Justice Department investigation.