Takata says there are no further additions to its knowledge outside the four Japanese manufacturers, who yesterday (12 April) announced a massive global recall of more than three million vehicles following defects car producers say were found in its passenger airbags.

The huge logistical exercise will see Toyota recall 1.73m cars, Honda, 1.13m, while 480,000 Nissan and 45,000 Mazda models are also affected.

Toyota said its affected cars are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators, which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers.

"The announcement yesterday was done by the four Japanese car manufacturers," a Takata spokesman told just-auto from Germany.

"There are no recalls announced yet to my knowledge besides those that have been announced yesterday."

The spokesman declined to be drawn on any potential compensation details for the airbag problems that saw Toyota note five separate incidents of the inflator being ruptured, although there were no injuries.

"We are co-operating with the car manufacturers in analysing and defining the measures [as well as] defining also which parts are involved," said the Takata spokesman.

"We are fully co-operating with them and supporting them in their recall."

Toyota said the vehicles involved include certain Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC 430 models manufactured from 2001-2003.  

The recall remedy will involve inspection of the front passenger air bag, and, if it is equipped with an affected inflator, the inflator will be replaced with a newly manufactured one at no charge to the owner.

Click here for IHS Automotive analyst, Paul Newton's take on the recall.