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Toyota recalls millions of vehicles

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 09:22:41-04

Toyota is recalling millions of cars because of two faulty components.

The Japanese automaker said Wednesday it was first recalling 1.43 million vehicles because of a possible airbag fault.

It involves airbag inflaters in two models of hybrid vehicles–the Prius and the Lexus CT200-H.

The vehicles were made between 2010 and 2012.

The inflaters in their airbags may have a small crack in a weld that could cause the airbags to inflate unexpectedly and send pieces of the inflater into the cabin.

Toyota says the components in question were not manufactured by Takata, the supplier in the middle of the largest car safety recall in history.

No injuries or deaths have been reported because of the fault.

The second recall involves 2.87 million vehicles worldwide.

Toyota says its recalling the vehicles over fuel tank issues.

A possible fault with a mechanism in vehicles’ fuel tanks could release evaporated fuel and could cause small amounts of fuel to leak when drivers fill up their tanks.

The recall covers several models, including Prius Hybrids and Corolla Compacts.

The vehicles involved were produced between 2006 and 2015.