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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 file photo, a visitor walks past child seats, manufactured by Takata Corp., displayed at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo. A criminal complaint has been filed in Japan about a Takata air bag causing injuries during a crash, the first such case in this nation related to an unfolding massive recall. Takata Corp. said Wednesday, June 8, 2016, it was fully cooperating with the investigation of the accident, in which a woman in the front passenger seat of a Nissan X-Trail sport-utility vehicle was injured.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Toyota recalls 1.4 million cars over faulty airbags

WT24 Desk

Japanese carmaker Toyota says it will recall 1.43 million vehicles worldwide over faulty airbags, BBC reports. The cars affected are Prius and Lexus models from 2008 to 2012.

Toyota and other carmakers have over the past years been rocked by millions of recalls over problems with airbags from Japanese supplier company Takata. The latest recall does not involve Takata products and the problem has not been linked to any fatalities or injuries.

The recall includes some 495,000 cars sold in North America, 743,000 in Japan as well as vehicles in Europe, China and other regions.

‘Risk of injury’

In a statement relating to the US recall, the carmaker said the vehicles had an airbag inflator that could have a small crack in a weld which could widen over time. The airbag could partially inflate and parts of the inflator could enter the vehicle interior, leading to “an increased risk of injury”.

Safety devices made by Takata have been linked to 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Globally, 12 carmakers have been affected with more than 100 million Takata-related recalls under way or expected.

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