Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp has been making the headlines this past week with its airbag issues, which prompted Toyota, among others recall some vehicles twice for the same issue.
Now, a source that is close to the matter has told Reuters, declining to identify itself discussing private proceedings, that Hona may join the recall spree caused by the supplier with another million of vehicles.
The potentially defective airbags recall has been a massive, multi-company affair, and involves defective airbag inflators made by Takata, with the big Honda recall scheduled to be announced before the month’s end, according to the person.
Honda spokeswoman Akemi Ando said: “We are conducting investigations quickly and if we decide that there are vehicles that should be called back, we will swiftly file for a recall.”
According to the source, Honda is not only waiting for further information from Takata – who’s officials already declared last week more recalls could be on their way – but are also investigating the issue internally, and the magnitude of the recall could exceed last year’s tally of 1.135 million units recalled by the Japanese company last year worldwide.
In the past five years, the Takata airbag equipped vehicles recalled by automakers – including Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mazda – has totaled more than seven million cars globally.