Toyota expanding US airbag-related recalls by 1.37M vehicles

2005 Lexus SC430 added to recall for defective Tataka airbags.
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Toyota on Tuesday said it will recall 1.37 million additional vehicles in the U.S. for issues related to Takata airbags.

The latest round brings the total number of Toyota and Lexus vehicles covered by Takata recalls in the U.S. to about 2.92 million, the company said in a statement.

The recall affects 2003-2007 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles, 2005-2006 Tundra models, 2005-2007 Sequoias and 2003-2007 Lexus SC430 vehicles.

Some Takata air bags have opened with too much force, sending shrapnel into the vehicle. U.S. safety officials, as well as Takata officials, have said that exposure to humidity over time has been a factor in the erroneous air bag deployments.

Seven deaths linked to Takata air bags have occurred in Honda Motor cars, six of them in the United States.

—Reuters contributed to this report.