Automakers recall 12 million US vehicles over Takata air bags

Honda Motor Co is calling back 4.5 million US vehicles, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 4.3 million, the documents show.

By: | Published: May 27, 2016 4:12 PM
Tokyo-based Takata, which also makes seat belts,is recieving recalls from major Automobile companies. (Reuters) Tokyo-based Takata, which also makes seat belts,is recieving recalls from major Automobile companies. (Reuters)

Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in new recalls related to defective Takata air bags, according to documents posted by US government regulators.

Honda Motor Co is calling back 4.5 million US vehicles, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 4.3 million, the documents show.

The recalls come after Japan's Takata earlier this month agreed to declare up to 40 million additional inflators defective by 2019, a move that will prompt 17 automakers to issue vehicle recalls.

More automakers are expected to issue recall notices in coming days linked to the first phase of the new Takata recalls.

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