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NHTSA issues alert for nearly 5 million vehicles, urges 'immediate action'

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday that certain car owners should "act immediately" to replace defective Takata airbags, affecting 4.7 million vehicles.

The agency said in a statementthat certain models including Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW,Nissan, and General Motors were involved, adding that owners instates such as Florida, Puerto Rico and Hawaii were among a list of priority.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the number of vehicles involved in the recall.