The biggest car manufacturers in Japan, Toyota and Honda are recalling over 3 million cars over different safety issues. Toyota said they were recalling 3.4 million cars, of which 2.4 million exist in the United States.
This is because defective equipment was installed in the cars yet it is supposed to protect passengers from accidents.
Models like the Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Avalon and Avalon HV that were produced between 2010 and 2019 are affected.
Honda also separately announced that it would recall 2.7 million cars of which 2.4 are in the US and 300,000 in Canada. Honda said that the Acura models produced between 1996 and 2003 might have dysfunctional airbags.
Toyota cars are being recalled because it is believed they could be having defective electronic control units (ECU). This device is responsible for communicating with the car’s sensors which trigger the airbags in case of an accident.
Toyota said early this week that the devices may not work due to noise which might interfere with the connectivity.
They plan to notify all affected clients to go to Toyota shops and have the issue sorted out by March 2020.
For Honda vehicles, it is said the airbag maker, Takata, produced airbags that explode. They have also called upon car owners to have their cars inspected. They, however, will not be able to start a free inspection or replacement for about a year.