TOKYO (CBSNewYork/AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel-emissions controls.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall. Some 932,000 vehicles are involved in both issues.
The first recall for defective air bags affects Prius hybrids, Prius plug-ins and Lexus CT200h vehicles produced between October 2008 and April 2012 — 743,000 vehicles in Japan, 495,000 in North America, 141,000 in Europe, 9,000 in China and 46,000 in other regions.
The second affects various Prius models, the Auris, Corolla, Zelas, Lucas and Lexus HS250h and CT200h produced from April 2006 through August 2015 — 1.55 million vehicles in Japan, 713,000 in Europe, 35,000 in China and 568,000 elsewhere.
Earlier this year, seven automakers are added nearly 4.4 million vehicles to the massive Takata air bag inflator recall.
The recalls were part of a massive expansion of Takata air bag recalls announced in May. Seventeen automakers are added 35 million-to-40 million inflators to what already was the largest auto recall in U.S. history.
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