Nissan has confirmed it will be contacting British car owners within a month to tell them their vehicles must be recalled over a fault with their airbags.
Nissan plans to begin notifying customers within 30 days. Nissan dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator at no cost to the customers.
Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue.
Honda issued a similar statement, confirming it would be contacting affecting vehicle owners.
The recall affects 15,475 Honda cars in the UK, the majority of which are CR-Vs built at the Swindon plant between 2002-2003. There will be a small number of Jazz and Stream variants built between 2001-2002 also included in the recall.
Honda will be contacting the owners of affected vehicles requesting them to make an appointment with their Honda dealer. However, if owners are concerned they are encouraged to visit their local dealer.
Toyota, which is set to recall 76,000 cars in the UK, has not issued a statement on its protocol, but confirmed the airbag issue potentially affects the following models: Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis, Avensis Verso, Picnic, Camry and Lexus SC430.
Nissan is recalling 59,058 cars across the UK after airbag concerns. That includes six different models - only the Almera was manufactured in Sunderland. Nissan has stressed that no incidents have taken place and that the recall is precautionary.
However, in Japan, five incidents have taken place. The problem is with a part in the airbag and the Sunderland site used the same supplier between 2001 and 2003. Customers are being contacted individually.