Japanese carmaker Toyota will recall 1.43 million vehicles worldwide due to faulty airbags. The cars affected are Toyota’s Prius and Lexus models from 2008 to 2012.
Over the past years, Toyota and other carmakers have been forced to recall millions of cars due to problems with airbags from the Japanese supplier company, Takata. Takata safety-devices have been linked to 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries. However, the lastest recall does not involve Takata and there have been no injuries or fatalities linked to the problem.
The recall will include 495,000 cars that were sold in North American, 743,000 in Japan and Europe, China and other regions.
According to the BBC, a statement relating to the US recall said that the vehicles had an airbag inflator that could have a small crack in a weld, which could potentially widen over time. If the airbag inflates, the inflator could enter the vehicle interior which in turn could lead to an “increased risk of injury”.