Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars over airbag defect
11 April 2013 Last updated at 18:49 BST
Japan's top four carmakers are recalling a total of 3.4 million cars over a defect in passenger airbags.
Toyota, which is recalling 1.73 million cars, said the vehicles had a defective part which "could cause the airbag inflator to rupture and deploy the airbag abnormally in a crash".
Honda Motors is recalling 1.13 million cars, while 480,000 Nissans and 45,000 Mazda cars are affected.
John Moylan reports.