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Vehicles recalled amid airbags fear

Mon, 23 Jun 2014

JAPANESE car giants Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles worldwide amid fears that a defect in airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp could cause them to explode.

No accidents have been reported.

Honda recalled 2.03 million vehicles over the airbag problem, including 1.02 million vehicles in North America and nearly 669,000 in Japan.

That came on top of a million vehicles Honda recalled last year for similar Takata airbag problems.

Nissan recalled 755,000 vehicles globally, while Mazda recalled nearly 160,000.

Like Honda, both companies announced recalls last year, but in smaller numbers.

Toyota announced an airbag recall earlier this month for 2.27 million vehicles.

One fire was reported related to the defect, but no one was injured, Toyota said.

By Press Association reporters