Takata to announce recall of 35-40 million U.S. air bag inflators: sources

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Posted: May 03, 2016 5:49 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp <7312.T> is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

The expanded recall will be phased in over several years and more than double what is already the largest and most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history. The new recall will cover all frontal air bag inflators without a drying agent, sources briefed on the matter said.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Dan Grebler)