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Apr112013

Toyota, Honda, Nissan Recall Millions of Vehicles over Air Bag Issue

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- More than three million vehicles from three of the world's largest automakers are being recalled over air bag issues.

According to Toyota, Honda and Nissan, the problem stems from faulty front passenger airbag inflators.  The automakers say the inflator in affected vehicles could rupture, possibly resulting in injuries to passengers.

The defective air bags were all made by Takata Corp. between 2000 and 2002.

So far, five incidents have been reported -- three in the U.S. and two in Japan -- but there have been no injuries or deaths.

Bloomberg reports the recall affects 1.73 million Toyota vehicles worldwide, 1.14 million Honda vehicles and 480,000 Nissan vehicles. Among the U.S. models affected are Toyota's Corolla and Corolla Matrix, and Honda's Civic, CR-V and Odyssey.

Additionally, Mazda is recalling 45,000 vehicles.

Owners of vehicles subject to the recall will be notified by mail.

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