Toyota is recalling 76,000 vehicles bought in the UK between November 2000 and March 2004, including models such as the Corolla and the Yaris, due to the Japanese airbag problem.
Nissan is also recalling 59,058 vehicles made between 2000 and 2004 and sold in the UK, including the X-Trail, Patrol, Almera, and Navara models.
Honda is recalling 15,400 UK-bought vehicles made between 2001 and 2004, including the Civic, the CRV and the FRV.
The scope of the Japanese airbag problem is a little wider than first reported, with a total of around 3.4 million vehicles set to be recalled worldwide.
The recall includes 490,000 cars in Europe and 580,000 from North America.
The concern is that airbags in front of the vehicles' front passenger seat may not inflate when required, a spokesman for Toyota said.
He added that no injuries or deaths had been reported because of the fault.
More than one million Honda vehicles are being recalled following concern over the airbags received from Japanese parts maker Takata Corp.
The firm confirmed 1.14 million cars will be called back globally.
Nissan has also been affected, with the company confirming 137,000 cars in Japan will be recalled.
More than two million cars exported from Japan are set to be recalled over concerns about the vehicle's airbags, a Japanese government official has said.
The official said 731,000 cars would be recalled domestically, meaning around 2.19 million vehicles would be recalled from international markets.
Toyota has announced it is recalling 1.73 million vehicles across the world due to an airbag problem.
The manufacturer is among four Japanese carmakers to have withdrawn vehicles over the concern, with up to 2.92 million recalled in total.
Japanese car giant Honda are to cut 800 jobs from their plant in Swindon - a symptom of a dwindling European demand for new cars.
ITV News' Economics Editor Richard Edgar reports:
Honda has confirmed it will cut 800 jobs at its Swindon factory after a slump in demand across Europe.
ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports.
The Conservative MP for South Swindon, Robert Buckland, pledged to help those affected by job cuts at the city's Honda car manufacturing plant:
Staff at Honda's Swindon plant have expressed dismay at news that 800 jobs are to be cut.
General associate Malcolm Hanley, who started working for the car manufacturer in 2007, said:
Colin Brain, who works at the engine site as a floating operator, said the announcement had come as a big surprise, especially as the company announced a £267 million investment programme only last September: