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Toyota and Honda recall 1 million vehicles as part of expanded Takata air bag recall

Toyota and Honda recall 1 million vehicles as part of expanded Takata air bag recall

An additional 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled as part of a third wave of recalls planned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to fix cars equipped with potentially faulty Takata air bags.

About 601,300 Toyota and Lexus vehicles and 465,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are part of the expanded recall. NHTSA said over the weekend that this latest phase involves a total of 3.3 million vehicles.

Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and fill air bags quickly in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister...

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