The airbags could be drawn unexpectedly. It had already been tried once with jerk calls to fix the defect, however, not in all cases with success, it hit to the reasoning. It concerns models of different marks of the years 2002 to 2004.
Of the 2.12 million cars, about one million are toyota and honda vehicles, which are already subject to a recall in connection with airbags made by the japanese manufacturer takata. These airbags can go off so violently even without an accident that vehicle occupants could even die, the ministry said. It was not initially known whether cars sold in germany would also be affected.
The takata case made waves last year, with the supplier’s crisis management coming in for particular criticism. Problems were known for a long time, already in 2013 millions of cars had to go into the workshop. But in the meantime, the airbag recall has taken on unprecedented proportions, and the exact background remains unclear.