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Toyota, Nissan Widen Global Air-Bag Recall by 6.5 Million Cars

Ruptured Takata Air-bag

Ruptured Takata Air-bag

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The safety crisis plaguing the global automotive industry deepened as Japan’s three biggest carmakers said they would recall at least 6.5 million more vehicles because of faulty air bags that send shrapnel into passengers.

Toyota Motor Corp. will recall about 5 million more cars involving 35 models manufactured from March 2003 to November 2007, after finding air-bag inflators in Japan that could be susceptible to abnormal deployment in a crash, according to an e-mail from the company. Nissan Motor Co. will call back 1.56 million, and begin notifying customers in June, said Dion Corbett, a company spokesman.