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Nissan is having to recall some Almera cars built in Sunderland.
The move is part of a two million world-wide recall by the three big Japanese car-makers - Nissan, Toyota and Honda.
The vehicles concerned were fitted with faulty airbags made by a Japanese company.
Rachel Sweeney sent this report from Sunderland.
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.
Honda issued a similar statement, confirming it would be contacting affecting vehicle owners.
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.
Almost 60,000 Nissan cars are being recalled due to a problem with the vehicles' airbag.
The models involved, and built between 2000 and 2004, are:
- Almera Tino
- Terrano II
The only model involved which was built at the plant in Sunderland is the Almera model, affecting cars built between 2001 and 2003.
Nissan have released a statement after it was announced that almost 60,000 of their cars are being recalled due to a problem with the vehicles' airbag.
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.
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The manufacturer is among four Japanese carmakers to have withdrawn vehicles over the concern, with up to 2.92 million recalled in total.
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.
A total of 1,913 Mazda 6 models bought in the UK between 2002 and 2003 will also be called back following the discovery of faulty Japanese-manufactured airbags.
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.
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.