Takata Airbag Failures Widen With Ford, Nissan and Mazda Vehicles

More American vehicles affected by Takata airbag failures. Nissan USA said it will recall 627,000 Versa (Nissan Almera in Malaysia) cars from 2007-2012 model years, including 515,000 in the United States “out of an abundance of caution.” It will notify owners within 60 days with additional instructions.

Ford spokesman John Cangany said the issue covers about 2.2 million Ford vehicles, and the company has five days to respond to the Takata filing. The automaker is “aware of Takata’s submission, and we have been in regular contact with the agency on the issue. Importantly, we aren’t aware of any incidents, and test data doesn’t suggest any issues,” he said.

Mazda said the new recall impacts just 6,000 B-series trucks. More than 65% of 46.2 million previously recalled Takata airbag inflators in the U.S. have not been repaired. Takata filed for bankruptcy protection in June.

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