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Massive Car Recall Due to Faulty Airbags

Toyota, Honda and Nissan have recalled 3.4 million cars worldwide – 1 million in the U.S. alone – due to a defect in the passenger side airbags, according to multiple reports.

Recalled models include the Toyota Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC 430 made from November 2000 to March 2004. Honda is recalling 2001-2003 Civics, 2002 Odyssey models and 2002-2003 CR-Vs. 

The car companies all used Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp to supply the airbags. The airbags on the passenger side might inflate inadvertently or with too much force because the parts were improperly stored in humid conditions and a worker neglected to sift out the defective parts from the functional ones.

If you have a recalled Toyota or Lexus, you can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or toyota.com/recall and Lexus at 800-255-3987 or lexus.com/recall.

If you have a recalled Honda, contact your local dealer or visit the Honda Recalls site.

To check if your Nissan was included in the recall, you can contact their Consumer Affairs department at 800-647-7261 or visit their Vehicle Recall site.

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