Faulty airbags cause recall of millions of cars

MILLIONS of cars have been recalled due to faulty airbags assembled by Japanese parts manufacturer Takata.

Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda will repair more than 12,000 cars in Australia.

Takata spokesman Ryo Sakai said the problem relates to an airbag inflator mechanism, but that no injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of the problematic part.

Honda will recall the Civic sedan, CR-V and Jazz hatchback built between 2001 and 2003.

Toyota will contact owners of Corolla and Avensis Verso models built between 2000 and 2004 to arrange replacement parts.

Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev could not say how many local cars would need attention, only that the cars in question were built between 2000 and 2004.

Mazda will repair 468 Mazda6 cars built between 2002 and 2003.



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