Vehicles recalled following airbag fault

Published: 18/04/2013

More than 150,000 cars in the UK are being recalled by Japanese manufacturing companies Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda after problems with its airbags have come to light.

The car manufacturer was alerted to the fault following five cases in Japan and the United States which saw the airbags, produced by Tokyo-based company Takata, wrongly inflate.

It is believed the front passenger airbag may have been constructed with “improperly manufactured components”. As a result the airbag would fail to fully inflate should the car crash, leaving the driver at risk of serious">personal injury.

No injuries, however, have been reported as yet and companies have pledged to fix the fault free of charge.

Affected vehicles

Toyota is recalling 76,000 UK cars including its Corolla, Yaris, Camry and Avensis ranges. In total, seven models, produced between November 2000 and March 2004 bearing an X to a 54 number plate, are being recalled.

The majority of Honda-affected vehicles were CRVs sold in 2002-03 as well as a select number of its Stream and Jazz cars. Over 15,000 UK cars will be recalled.

Nissan is recalling close to 60,000 of its cars including its X-Trail, Patrol, Almera, Terrano II and Pick Up while six Mazda models bought in the UK in 2002 and 2003 are also affected.

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