Toyota to recall about 5 million cars globally over airbags

Toyota Motor said on Wednesday it would recall just under 5 million Corolla, Vitz and other models worldwide to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

No accidents or injuries have been reported, a Toyota spokeswoman said, adding that the recall was for investigative purposes.

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Subject to the recall are cars across many models built between March 2003 and November 2007, including 1.36 million in Japan.

Nissan Motor said it was recalling about 1.56 million cars globally over the same issue, adding that no accidents or injuries had been reported.