Emissions problems and air bag defects — quality issues that are bedeviling the auto industry — have triggered new global Toyota recalls.
An air bag defect unrelated to the ongoing Takata air bag crisis covers 1.4 million Toyota cars, including 482,000 in North America. The Japanese automaker also issued a global recall for 2.9 million cars over potential defects related to emissions controls, though none are located in the U.S.
When eliminating certain models covered by both recalls, the number of total vehicles affected worldwide by the two new recalls is 3.4 million, Reuters said.
A small crack can develop in air bag inflators, causing partial inflation. Toyota said North American models affected by the air bag recall are the 2010 to 2012 Prius hybrid, the 2010 and 2012 Prius plug-in and the 2011 to 2012 Lexus CT 200h.
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