Toyota and Lexus Are Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Due to Deadly Airbags | PEOPLE.com

On Wednesday, Toyota, Lexus and Scion announced the recall of 1.7 million North American vehicles that were manufactured with deadly Takata front passenger airbag inflators.

The recall is part of the largest series of recalls in automotive history, the Takata Airbag Safety Recall. So far, the recall has involved 19 automakers and tens of millions of airbags.

The Takata inflators can explode with too much force upon deployment, making it possible that they would hurl deadly shrapnel at passengers. At least 23 people have been killed worldwide as a result of the airbags, according to USA Today.

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This latest recall is for certain Toyota, Lexus and Scion models.

Affected Toyota models include the 2010 through 2016 4Runner, the 2010 through 2013 Corolla, the 2010 through 2013 Matrix and the 2011 through 2014 Sienna.

Source: Toyota and Lexus Are Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Due to Deadly Airbags | PEOPLE.com

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