That gives the option of a dual-stage inflator
or a single-stage unit with a different vent hole design.
RIGHT: These inflators
use compressed gas, which is released in a crash to fill airbags.
Separately, Toyota's small-car subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co also issued a recall, in Japan, of 27,571 Mira minivehicles produced between December 2002 and May 2003 for the same reason - its first recall involving Takata inflators
, in cars made by 10 companies, can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
Since initiating the first Takata airbag inflator
recall in 2008, Honda has distributed millions of mailed notifications to registered owners in English and Spanish, but many vehicles included in these recalls remain unrepaired.
The recall in India comes a day after the Japanese company on Thursday recalled close to 5 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty Takata Corp air bag inflators
as investigations showed the problem behind one of the biggest auto safety crises may be more widespread than thought.
The relationship of moisture intrusion, if any, to the risk of inflator
rupture is not known.
The new inflator
went into production earlier this year, in a passenger-side airbag for a European manufacturer of premium-brand vehicles.
As a result, regulators could accelerate or prioritize the Takata remedy program to ensure that affected vehicles receive new inflators
The latest announcements raise to roughly 31 million the number of vehicles recalled worldwide since 2008 over Takata airbag inflators
, which can erupt with too much force, spraying shrapnel inside the car.
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has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator
recall to the entire U.