Takata airbag recall expands again, adds 1.3M vehicles

FILE - In this May 4, 2016 file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata air bag inflators that can explode with too much force.Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday, May 27 by the government. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Last week it was Ford, this week it's Toyota adding 1.3 million vehicles to the recall list. The vehicles contain potentially deadly Takata airbags with inflators that can explode and send shrapnel into the driver and passengers.

Toyota is recalling multiple Scion and Lexus vehicles from 2010 through 2017.

In a previous recall announcement, Toyota recalled a variety of Scion and Lexus vehicles model years 2003-2013. Dealers will replace the defective equipment.

While Toyota will be notifying owners in late January, don't depend on that as confirmation that your vehicle is on the list; especially if you are not the original owner. Instead, visit Toyota's website for more information.

Put in your vehicle's VIN-number and find out if it's on any of the Toyota recall lists.

If it is, call the dealer and get it scheduled.

At least 23 people have been killed and an unknown number injured from faulty Takata airbags.

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