Toyota recalls 1.7 million vehicles to fix air bags

Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators.

The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of automotive recalls in the nation's history.

Takata inflators can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have been killed worldwide and hundreds have been injured.

The latest recall affects certain Toyota and Lexus models, including 1.3 million in the U.S. Among the impacted Toyota models:

4Runner (2010 through 2016)
Corolla (2010 through 2013)
Matrix (2010 through 2013)
Sienna (2011 through 2014)

Impacted Lexus models include:

ES 350 (2010 through 2012)
GX 460 (2010 through 2017)
IS 250C (2010 through 2015)
IS 350C (2010 through 2015)
IS 250 (2010 through 2013)
IS 350 (2010 through 2013)
IS-F (2010 through 2014)

Also included: the Scion XB (2010 through 2015).

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)