California car dealers are bracing for the tsunami of new airbag fixes anticipated from the latest recall of nearly 34 million vehicles in the U.S. announced by Japanese supplier Takata and some of the affected automakers.

But don't look for the year’s sales surge in the country’s biggest market to wash away.

Brian Maas, president of the 1,100-member California New Car Dealers Assn., tells WardsAuto in a phone interview that sales of light vehicles through 2015 likely will top 1.9 million following the adjusted 1.85 million units sold in 2014, which in turn was an 8% jump over 2013 deliveries.

“The data doesn’t lie,” Maas says. “We had 64 million recalls (nationwide) last year, and in California vehicle sales went up. I think consumers, dealers, the market at large, are doing their best to assimilate these new facts about the recall status of vehicles.”

Recalls of models with faulty Takata airbag inflators made up 30% of the 2014 recall total, while vehicles recalled under General Motors’ ignition-switch issue represented 20% of the callbacks.

While the vast numbers of auto recalls may pose an expanding logistical nightmare for dealers, automakers and all the industry workers in between, they don’t seem to be scaring consumers from the marketplace.

The Toyota brand is No.1 in California with a 21.2% market share, followed by Honda (12.2%), Ford (10.1%), Nissan's (9.7%), GM (9.2%), Hyundai-Kia (7.7%), FCA US (6.6%), Volkswagen (4.9%), BMW (4.7%) and Mercedes-Benz (3.9%), according to the dealer association’s California Auto Outlook quarterly report.

The Golden State reflects the record-setting sales pace seen throughout the North American market, which analysis by WardsAuto suggests could surpass 20 million light vehicles this year.

The latest numbers show a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.71 million deliveries, which includes the 1.63 million units sold in May, the largest single-month tally since July 2005.

The number of vehicles included in all worldwide recalls of the Takata airbag inflators, which can explode during a collision and spray the vehicle interior with shards of metal, exceed 53 million since 2008.

The mishaps have been connected to six deaths and more than 100 injuries.

Takata recently revealed during congressional hearings many more of its suspect “batwing” airbag inflators may need to be replaced than the company previously indicated. That means owners of cars with inflators that were fixed but not switched out may need to go back to their dealers for entire parts replacements.

The latest recalled brands include BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Honda and Acura, the latter two most affected by the defective Takata units.

All six deaths linked to the defect have occurred in Honda vehicles.

The expanding size and intricacies of the Takata recall have left industry experts predicting a significant downsizing in the regional market.

Regardless, Maas says, even as California dealers face an enormous volume of recalls – more than 100 million announced nationally since the start of 2014 through actions by Takata and other companies over other issues – their sales numbers continue to rise.