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The manufacturer is among four Japanese carmakers to have withdrawn vehicles over the concern, with up to 2.92 million recalled in total.
Toyota are recalling around 75,000 cars in the UK due to a possible steering fault.
The UK is part of a 2.77 million worldwide recall by the Japanese company.
The UK recall will affect certain Avensis and Corolla models from July 2001 to March 2009 and for some Prius models from July 2003 to April 2009.
Toyota GB said today: "On certain Avensis, Corolla and Prius models there is a possibility of an issue with a component in the steering system, prompting a knocking or rattling and possibly a reduction in steering response. In such circumstances, the vehicle will remain safe to drive.
"There have been nine reported cases of this issue in Europe and no reports of any associated accidents."
Toyota is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in Japan, 670,000 vehicles in the United States and 496,000 vehicles in Europe over a problem in the steering intermediate extension shafts, which could be damaged at slow speed, a spokesman said.
The problem, in cars such as the second-generation Prius and certain Corolla models can be fixed in under an hour.
Separately, Toyota is also recalling 630,000 vehicles worldwide, including 350,000 in the United States and 175,000 in Japan, to fix water pumps in hybrid vehicles, Tachikawa said.
Some vehicles are target of both recalls, making the total number of vehicles to be recalled at 2.77 million, he said.
Toyota has sold about 3.3 million Prius hybrid vehicles globally since the car went on sale in December 1997.
Toyota will recall about 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including the Prius, due to problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pump.
Thirteen models sold in Japan between August 2000 and January 2012 will be recalled it said in a filing with Japan's transport ministry. Some 1.5 million of the recalls are of cars sold in Japan.
It is not known how many - if any - cars in the UK will be recalled.
The announcement comes a month after Toyota recalled more than 7.4 million vehicles worldwide for faulty power window switches that are a potential fire hazard, the biggest single recall since Ford pulled 8 million vehicles off the road in 1996.