Toyota, the world’s largest carmaker, has started recalling around 5.8 million cars worldwide due to potentially faulty air bags. The airbags were produced by the widely acknowledged supplier, Takata.
Toyota’s cars which are being asked for recall are Corolla and the Yaris subcompact models. Most of the models were sold in China, Europe, and Japan and were produced around May 2000 and November 2001, and then again, between April 2006 and December 2014.
Toyota, in its official statement, revealed that it was recalling 1.47 million airbags in cars sold in Europe, 1.16 million in Japan, 820,000 in China, and 2.35 million in other regions excluding the US.
Toyato, has previously also been rebuked by the customers for calling back the faulty Takata airbags.Till now, Toyota has recalled 23.1 million airbag cars which can now exceed to 100 million.
Takata, on the other hand, is already under huge loss for supplying faulty airbags for over 12 carmakers, which have lead to about 16 deaths, globally.
The US regulatory authorities have revealed that the airbags consists of extremely contagious chemicals, in infiltrators. The chemical which is mostly ammonium nitrate can cause the airbags to explode, in turn resulting in the loss of life.
Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Ford have already announced that they would stop using Takata products in future models.