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Takata's global air bag recall may increase to 118.5 million

Japan, other markets likely to follow US in calling back all air bag inflators that lack moisture-absorbing desiccant

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Takata has estimated a comprehensive call back of all of its air bag inflators to total about 2.7 trillion yen, says a person familiar with the matter in March.

Tokyo

TAKATA Corp's air bag recalls may increase to 118.5 million worldwide after last week's order by US regulators compounded the biggest safety crisis in the history of the automobile industry, according to estimates by Jefferies Group LLC.

Japan's transport ministry and