Japan airbag trouble affects 2.19 million exported cars

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.

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3.4m cars recalled over airbag

Around 3.4 million cars manufactured in Japan, including by giants Toyota and Honda, are set to be recalled worldwide due to a problem with the vehicles' airbag.