Washington, DC - US authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs as Toyota recalled about 247 000 vehicles over the parts flaw.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a bulletin to owners of 4.7 million vehicles made by Toyota and five other carmakers, highlighting an apparently higher level of danger from the faulty air bags for car owners in areas with high humidity.
The NHTSA said: “We urge owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata air bags.
“The message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by the regional recalls in the following areas:
Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.”