Nissan and Mazda recall millions of cars due to air bag failure
Honda has recalled 1.13million cars
More than three million cars, including 152,000 in Britain, are being recalled by Japanese car makers due to an air bag problem.
Some 3.4million vehicles are being recalled although no injuries have been reported related to the problem.
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In Britain, 76,000 Toyota vehicles, including Corolla and Yaris, 60,000 Nissans, including X Trail, Patrol, Almera, Almera Tino, Terrano II and Navara and 15,400 Hondas, including Civic, CRV and FRV models are thought to be affected.
Toyota said it had received five reports of air bag problems, three in the US and two in Japan, but there have been no injuries.
The car maker suffered a blow to its reputation from a series of massive recalls in 2009 and 2010, including faulty hermes braking, sticky accelerator pedals and defective floor mats, partly a reflection of how various models used the same parts to save costs.
The cars were sold between 2000 04, and the firms said the defective part was supplied by parts maker Takata Corp.