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Toyota Recalls 3.37 Million Cars

| by David Bonner
Crash test dummy testing an air bagCrash test dummy testing an air bag

Toyota Motor Corp announced that it was recalling a total of 3.37 million cars for repairs related to air bag inflators and emission control units.

The emission control problems pertain to Prius, Auris and Corolla models from 2006 to 2015. The emission units are prone to cracks, which can lead to fuel leaks, Reuters reports.

The air bag problem affects Prius models and Lexus CT200h cars made from 2010 to 2012. The air bag inflators on these models could have a small crack in a weld, which could cause the inflator to shoot into the car and possibly cause injury, notes the Wall Street Journal, citing Toyota.

According to the company that supplies Toyota with the air bag inflators, there have been at least seven incidents where a side airbag has partially inflated in parked Prius cars.

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The Toyota recall is unrelated to the 40 million air bags recently recalled at the demand of U.S. federal regulators, the Journal adds.

So far, no injuries have been reported as a result of these defects.

Sources: Reuters, Wall Street Journal / Photo credit: DaimlerChrysler/Wikimedia Commons

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