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Mazda recalls 1.9 mln vehicles in Japan, overseas over Takata airbags

A deployed airbag is seen in a 2001 Honda Accord at the LKQ Pick Your Part salvage yard on May 22, 2015 in Medley, Florida. The largest automotive recall in history centers around the defective Takata Corp. air bags that are found in millions of vehicles that are manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. (
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Mazda on Friday said it had recalled a total of around 1.9 million vehicles in Japan and abroad over airbags manufactured by Takata, expanding a global recall of potentially faulty airbag inflators.

The Japanese automaker said it has recalled around 200,000 vehicles in Japan, including the Bongo van, Titan commercial truck and the Atenza sedan produced between 2006 and 2014.

Nissan is also recalling an additional 176,000 vehicles produced in Japan for export, and 1.5 million vehicles produced overseas.

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