Nissan and Toyota recall 6.5million cars over exploding airbag fears

Nissan and Toyota have issued a recall.
Nissan and Toyota have issued a recall.

JAPANESE car manufacturers Nissan and Toyota are recalling 6.5 million cars globally to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

Toyota is recalling just under five million cars, including the Corolla, Vitz and other models made between March 2003 and November 2007.

Nissan is recalling about 1.56 million cars over the same issue. It is not yet clear where the vehicles were made.

Both carmakers said the recall was for investigative purposes and no accidents or injuries have been reported.

Toyota said the recall affected 35 of its models made around the world, including 1.36 million cars in Japan.

The recall comes after potentially exploding airbags made by Japanese car parts maker Takata were linked to at least six deaths in Honda cars.

After the recalls by Toyota and Nissan were announced, Honda said it was also preparing to announce more car recalls related to the air bags.

No details were given on the number of cars Honda would recall.

In March, Honda had said it was recalling another 100,000 vehicles in the US related to the airbags.

About 25 million vehicles with Takata airbags have been recalled worldwide by 10 different carmakers since 2008.