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Honda, Mazda, Nissan recall vehicles over Takata airbags

Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for a defective airbag manufactured by supplier Takata that could possibly explode.

No accidents have been reported related to Monday's recalls.

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Honda Motor recalled 2.03 million vehicles for the airbag problem, including 1.02 million in North America and nearly 669,000 in Japan. It said they were manufactured between 2000 and 2005.

That came on top of a million vehicles Honda recalled last year for similar Takata airbag woes..

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Nissan Motor recalled 755,000 vehicles globally manufactured from 2001 through 2003, while Mazda Motor recalled nearly 160,000 vehicles manufactured from 2002 through 2004.

Like Honda, both companies announced recalls last year, but in smaller numbers.

Takata recently realized that the earlier recall had not included all of the problem airbags, the automakers said.

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Toyota Motor announced an airbag recall earlier this month for 2.27 million vehicles, including some that were recalled last year. One fire was reported related to the defect, but no one was injured in that incident, Toyota said.

Toyota, the world's No. 1 automaker, was also investigating a crash in Puerto Rico in which the driver suffered a minor cut on the forehead which may have been caused by an abnormal passenger-side airbag deployment.

Toyota's affected models include the Corolla, Matrix, Tundra, Yaris, and Camry. The models recalled at Honda include the Fit, Element and CR-V, while those at Nissan are the Cube, X-Trail and some Infiniti models. Recalled at Mazda were the Atenza and RX-8.

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Tokyo-based Takata is a major manufacturer of airbags, seat belts, steering wheels and other auto parts

By The Associated Press

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