Honda, Mazda, Nissan are well-known Japanese car makers and the auto giants have just recalled approximately 2.9 million vehicles worldwide.
The problem stems from faulty airbags that have an increased risk of sudden inflation caused by a fault in the manufacturing process.
Honda has recalled some kinds of vehicle like Fit, Accord and so on produced between August 2000 and December 2005, which brings a total of over 10 million vehicles potentially being recalled over five years.
Tokyo-based Takata, a US subsidiary, produced the airbags. The company has apologized for the problem and vowed it’s doing its best to prevent a recurrence.
“We apologize deeply for causing tremendous trouble and worries to client companies, users of our products and other people concerned,” the company said in a statement.
Shigehisa Takada, chief executive of Takata, said that humidity in the affected areas have played a major role in the airbag’s fault being exacerbated.
Takata was also involved in another incident in 1995 when the company had to issue major recalls over faulty seat belts.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has not clarified how much the repairs and replacements are going to cost customers.
Be sure to visit Transport Canada if you think your car might be in need for a recall.