A recall of an approximate 3 million vehicles by Honda Motor Co and other Japanese auto manufacturers was prompted due to the possible explosion of air bags supplied by Takata Corporation. This recall is part of numerous recalls over the past five years that have affected close to 10.5 million vehicles.
The recall is for both passenger-side and driver-side air bags that were manufactured between 2000 and 2002, because they could explode and shoot shrapnel inside the car. Several automakers are also organizing regional recalls in the United States to replace Takata air bag inflators. These regional recalls are for specific vehicles in regions that experience consistent high humidity.