Mazda, Mitsubishi add to Takata airbag recall

Tension continues to rise between Japanese carmakers and airbag manufacturer Takata Corp as more automakers add to the recall wave

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) said on Friday they would recall about 630,000 more vehicles to replace air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T), following similar moves last week by domestic automakers.

Mazda said it was recalling about 120,000 vehicles including the Atenza sedan, Bongo van and two models it builds for Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and Mitsubishi Motors. A spokeswoman said it was still working out plans for any recall overseas.

Mitsubishi Motors is calling back about 100,000 cars in Japan and 412,000 overseas, it said.