United States authorities in 2014 exposed the Takata airbag defect, which has since resulted in a series of massive recalls concerning at least 100 million units worldwide from multiple manufacturers.
Also covered are Lexus models including the 2010 through 2012 ES 350, the 2010 through 2017 GX 460, the 2010 through 2015 IS 250C and 350C, the 2010 through 2013 IS 250 and 350 and the 2010 through 2014 IS-F.
It includes multiple Toyota, Scion and Lexus brands from model years 2010 through 2017, according to a news release from the company.
Scion XB compacts from the 2010 to 2015 model years are also involved. Last week Ford announced that almost one million of its vehicles were being recalled for the same airbag issue. In total, 19 automakers are recalling more than 100 million potentially faulty inflators worldwide.
A week ago, Ford Motor Co stated that it was recalling 953,000 vehicles worldwide for Takata inflators.
Toyota says when the airbags deploy, the inflator can explode with too much force sending sharp metal fragments that could potentially injur or kill someone inside.
The Takata airbag recall continues to impact more auto owners worldwide with Toyota, Scion and Lexus models as the latest vehicles added to the recall.
Dealerships will replace either the airbag inflators or entire airbag systems. That's why inflators in the South along the Gulf of Mexico pose the greatest risks, according to the AP.
Other automakers are scheduled to replace 10 million Takata airbags beginning this month.
Safety advocates say the completion rate should be far higher given the danger associated with the inflators.
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