Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags


TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags that aren’t part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags.

Toyota Motor Corp. said it does not know of any fatalities or injuries related to Wednesday’s recalls.

Being recalled are the Prius hybrid, Prius plug-in and the Lexus CT200h produced between October 2008 and April 2012 — 743,000 vehicles in Japan, 495,000 in North America and 141,000 vehicles in Europe, as well as 9,000 vehicles in China and 46,000 vehicles in other regions.

A small crack in some inflators in the air bags in the driver and passenger sides may expand, causing the air bags to partially inflate.

The air bags were not made by Takata, according to Toyota.

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