The Japanese company has refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
A big airbag recall is now getting even bigger.
Chrysler is recalling 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year because the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.
Just two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls totaling 630,000 vehicles worldwide.
The probe covers about 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic small cars, the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car and the Buick Verano small car from the 2012 model year.
Six automakers are recalling nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide in a massive effort to fix defective air bags made by the same company.
One supplier made airbags for Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda
Honda is expanding the largest recall in the company’s history.