The recall of vehicles with a defective air bag component is being expanded to include about 3 million Honda, Nissan, and Mazda vehicles.
Honda is recalling 2.03 million vehicles, including the 2000-2005 Fit, Element, and CR-V models, according to the New York Times. Nissan is recalling an additional 755,000 vehicles, including the Cube, X-Trail, and some Infinity models produced between 2001 and 2003. Mazda said it would recall 159,807 Atenza and RX-8 vehicles made between 2002 and 2004.
If a crash occurs and an air bag needs to be deployed, the inflator could explode causing metal fragments to strike and injure vehicle occupants.