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Takata Airbag Recall Affects 1.2 Million Cars In Canada

05/28/2015 11:56 EDT | Updated 05/28/2016 05:59 EDT
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AUBURN HILLS, MI - AUGUST 19: A crash-test dummy sits in a testing sled at Takata's current crash-testing facility August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Takata dedicated a new, high-tech 18,000 square-foot sled crash simulation facility today that cost $14.6 million and is expected to be built and operational by August of 2011. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
TORONTO - The federal government says an expanded recall of faulty Takata airbags covers about 1.2 million vehicles in Canada.

Transport Canada says the recall affects models from Honda, BMW, Ford and Chrysler from the years 2001 to 2014.

The list of affected vehicles posted online by Transport Canada includes the Honda Civic, Accord and CR-V, Chrysler products including the Dodge Ram and the Chrysler 300, BMW sedans and the X5, and Ford's Ranger and Mustang.

The recall was issued due to concerns that airbag inflators can explode with too much force, spewing metal shrapnel into drivers or passengers.

Last week, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that Takata agreed to double the number of inflators it recalled to 33.8 million.

Six people have been killed and more than 100 injured due to the problem, though no deaths or injuries have been reported in Canada.

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