42,500 Irish Cars To Be Recalled

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The latest in a series of recalls involving airbag inflators made by Japanese parts supplier means that Japanese car manufacturers Toyota and Nissan are set to recall around 42,500 cars from Irish drivers due to concerns over potentially faulty driver and passenger airbags.

The recall involves a potential 6.5 million vehicles globally. In Ireland, it is estimated that 27,000 Toyotas and 15,500 Nissans will be recalled.

The Toyatas in question are 24,000 Corolla, Yaris and Avensis Verso models manufactured between April 2004 and November 2007, which have potential issues with driver side airbags and 3,000 Rav4 and Hi-Lux models manufactured between July 2003 and November 2005 for potential problems with the driver airbags.

While Nissan is recalling Patrols, Tinos, Almeras, X-Trails, Terrano and D22 pick-ups manufactured between 2004 and 2006.

Both car manufacturers sought to put customers minds at ease by stating the recalls were for investigative purposes and that no accidents or injuries had been reported.