Toyota, Honda and Nissan, requested the repair of more than two million vehicles, due to a problem with air bags located in the passenger seat, since the inflator is in danger of bursting, throwing plastic parts.
The Japanese company Takata Corp., was in charge of notifying the owners to take their cars to be repaired in the workshops of the three companies since the flawed air bags were installed by different manufacturers, which could affect up to three million vehicles, so reported today by Takata’s spokesman , Akiko Watanabe.
Toyota Motor Corp. will repair in their workshops up to 1.7 million vehicles, of which around 580.000 were sold in North America, other 490,000 in Europe and 320,000 in Japan. Affected vehicles belong to the models Corolla, Tundra and Lexus SC, manufactured between November 0f 2000 and March of 2004.
For its part, Honda Motor Co. will repair around 1.1 million vehicles, 680,000 are in North America, 270,000 in Japan and 64,000 in Europe, divided into three models: Civic, CR-v and Odyssey.
Nissan Motor Co. also made a call to 480,000 vehicles worldwide to be repaired, approximately 137,000 of them are located in Japan.
In Ecuador, according to figures from INEC, in 2011, 63.705 Nissan vehicles were registered; 16.966 Hondas and 94.419 Toyotas.