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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.