UPDATE: Automakers to Recall 3.4 Million Cars

Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda say they will recall a combined 3.4 million vehicles worldwide to fix airbag inflators that could deploy with too much force.Tokyo-based Takata Corp., which made the defective parts, says some of the components also were used by BMW and General Motors.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda say they will recall a combined 3.4 million vehicles worldwide to fix airbag inflators that could deploy with too much force.

Tokyo-based Takata Corp., which made the defective parts, says some of the components also were used by BMW and General Motors. Most of the vehicles involved are from the 2001-2004 model years.

The recalls involve front-seat passenger frontal airbag modules with propellant that could generate excessive pressure when ignited. The malfunction could spray metal fragments toward the windshield or into the passenger footwell, Honda tells the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Toyota’s recall of 1.73 million vehicles includes 580,000 units in North America and 490,000 units in Europe. Among the models affected are the Corolla compact, Matrix crossover, Camry midsize sedan, Sequoia large SUV, Tundra fullsize pickup truck and Lexus SC sport coupe.

Honda is recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles, including 561,400 in the U.S. Nissan expects its recall to cover about 480,000 vehicles.

Mazda says its 45,000-unit campaign will include Mazda6 sedans RX-8 sports cars. The company estimates only about 150 of the cars were sold in the U.S.