TOKYO (CBSMiami/AP) — Honda is expanding the recalls over defective Takata air bags.
Tokyo-based Honda said Thursday the latest recall affects 1.63 million vehicles in Japan, but none in North America.
It declined to give a regional breakdown until regulators in affected nations were notified.
The recall spans 17 models, including the Fit subcompact, Stream minivan and CR-V sport utility vehicle.
The recall is for the problem announced previously with air bag inflators on the driver’s side that can kick in with too much force. But the manufacturing period was extended to 2007 through 2011, from the previous 2004 through 2006.
Honda is Takata’s biggest customer and has been hit hardest by the recalls.
The latest recall brings to 57.5 million the total number of Takata inflators that need to be replaced worldwide. The figure includes 33.8 million inflators in the U.S. affecting 32 million vehicles from 11…
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