Toyota to recall 1.43 million hybrids worldwide over faulty air bag

Japanese auto, Toyota Motor Corp is set to recall 1.43 million hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars worldwide.

The company said late Tuesday that the recall is as a result of a possible airbag inflator defect.

The recall, according to Reuters, covers 2010-2012 vehicles with air bag inflators that could have a small crack in a weld, which could lead to the separation of the inflator chambers. The air bag could partially inflate and the inflator could enter the vehicle interior, increasing the risk of injury, Toyota said.

The recall covers 482,000 U.S. vehicles and the air bag inflators involved in this recall were not produced by Takata Corp, Toyota spokesman Victor Vanov said.

The company said it was not aware of any injuries or deaths related to the recall.

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