Honda Motor Co. said it will expand its recall worldwide to replace potentially lethal Takata Corp. air bag inflators, taking the total number of vehicles affected to more than 19 million since 2008.

The move comes as the carmaker steps up efforts to contain the fallout over faulty Takata air bag inflators, which have been linked to several deaths in the United States and Malaysia.

The carmaker has already issued a recall in parts of the U.S.