BMW of North America LLC and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last month became the latest automakers to expand their recalls of vehicles equipped with defective Takata Corp. driver’s side air bags. The German automaker is recalling an additional 140,000 model year 2004-2006 3 Series vehicles, while Fiat Chrysler said that it will replace driver’s side air bag inflators in 3.3 million more older-model vehicles worldwide. Ford Motor Co. also added approximately 540,000 vehicles to its recall.
Fiat Chrysler had originally only recalled vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands because of their high humidity levels, but the expansion includes an additional 2.8 million vehicles in the U.S., nearly 260,000 in Canada, 66,000 in Mexico and almost 100,000 in other regions. The recall includes certain 2004-2007 Dodge Ram pickups and cabs, Dodge Durangos, Chrysler 300s and more.
Ford is expanding its recall beyond extremely humid states, calling back 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles built between Aug. 18, 2004, and June 25, 2007, and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles built from Feb. 11, 2005, to Jan. 30, 2006, at two assembly plants in Michigan, according to Ford.
Mazada Motor Corp. has also expanded its recall in the U.S. to the entire country. This would make the total recalls number 330,000 vehicles.
Nissan Motor Corp. expanded its recall to include some of its Pathfinder and Sentra models. And on Dec. 5, Honda Motor Co. announced it was expanding its recall of the allegedly defective air bag nationwide, doubling the number of impacted vehicles to more than 6 million.
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