(Bloomberg) — The safety crisis involving faulty air bags that shoot shrapnel deepened after Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. added more than 6 million vehicles to their global recalls, with Honda Motor Co. planning to expand a call back.

Toyota will recall about 5 million more cars involving 35 models manufactured from March 2003 to November 2007, after finding air-bag inflators in Japan that could be susceptible to abnormal deployment in a crash, according to an e-mail from the company. Nissan will call back 1.56 million and begin notifying customers in June, said Dion Corbett, a company spokesman.

The latest safety campaign will add to the more than 17 million vehicles that 10 automakers have recalled since 2008 for faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Regulators in Japan and the U.S. are investigating Takata air-bag inflators that can deploy with too much force, breaking up metal and plastic parts and hurling them at car occupants.

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