Motor Corp says it is recalling another 543,000 vehicles in the US for defective front passenger air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata
is at the centre of a massive recall of inflators that can explode in a crash, spewing metal shrapnel inside the vehicles.
said today that the recall includes various models of sedans and SUVs made between 2006-2012. Among those recalled are the 2008-2009 Scion xB; 2009 and 2012 Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2007-2009 and 2012 Toyota
Yaris, 2012 4Runner and Sienna and various versions of Lexus made between 2006-2012.
uses the chemical ammonium nitrate
to cause a small explosion designed to inflate the air bags in a crash. At least 16 people have been killed worldwide and about 180 have been injured.