• Kyodo


More than 100 million vehicles are likely to be subject to global recalls linked to faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., up from the current 60 million units, sources close to the matter said Friday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. road safety regulator, is leaning toward a decision to expand vehicles to be covered by the recalls, probably in May. If the move is carried out, the total recall costs are estimated to exceed ¥1 trillion ($9.3 billion), the sources said.

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