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Toyota recalls 5.8 million cars

Oct 26 2016 09:47
Craig Trudell and Yuki Hagiwara

Tokyo - Toyota recalled about 5.8 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata air bags, the latest in a series of repairs phased over the coming years linked to safety devices behind 17 deaths.

The recalls include about 1.47 million vehicles in Europe and 1.16 million in Japan, a Toyota representative said in an email.

Regulators in the US and Japan earlier this year ordered recalls of all Takata air bags lacking a drying agent meant to keep the propellant in its inflators from misfiring and causing ruptures that spray bits of metal into the passenger compartment.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in May more than doubled what was already the biggest auto recall in US history, ordering the replacement of as many as 40 million additional air bags in phases scheduled through 2019.

Japan’s transport ministry followed suit, with recalls in Tokyo-based Takata’s domestic market eventually reaching about 19.6 million.

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