Japan: Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags



    Japan: Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags A worker walks past a Toyota car at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo

    June 29, Tokyo: Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles from around the world for defective air bags, although it is not part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday.

    Toyota Motor Corporation has said it does not know of any fatalities or injuries related to the latest recalls.

    Being recalled are the Prius hybrid, Prius plug-in and the Lexus CT200h produced between October 2008 and April 2012 — 743,000 vehicles in Japan, 495,000 in North America and 141,000 vehicles in Europe, as well as 9,000 vehicles in China and 46,000 vehicles in other regions.

    A small crack in some inflators in the air bags in the driver and passenger sides may expand, causing the air bags to partially inflate.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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