Toyota will be recalling more than 3 million vehicles in California over the next few weeks after a crash killed three people and injured more than 100 others in the San Bernardino, California, suburb of Redlands.
The automaker has estimated that the recall will cover nearly 15 percent of its 2015-2016 model-year U.S. sales.
The California recall is expected to affect more than 9.4 million vehicles, including the 2015 Lexus LS 500, 2018 Lexus RX 550 and the 2018 Lexis RX 550 Premium.
Toyota is asking owners of some older models to take their vehicles to a dealership for inspection and recall approval.
The company said Monday it will also offer free roadside assistance and warranty repairs to owners of older vehicles that have been inspected and are eligible for free service.
The recall covers about 9.8 million vehicles sold in North America and is part of Toyota’s nationwide recall of cars that are equipped with rear-seat air bags that fail to deploy and fail to meet safety standards.
The air bags deploy automatically when a driver pushes a button and release them automatically when the driver releases the air bag.
Toyota says the air bags fail to activate when a person is not physically in the driver’s seat.
The company has offered free roadside service to owners for the recall, and the automaker says it will offer up to $20 a month for repairs, as well as the opportunity to get a free Toyota Land Cruiser for a year.
The carmaker has also offered free warranty repair for the recalled cars, and owners can apply for free roadside coverage through the company’s online shop.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.