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Japanese airbag recall affects total of 3.4 million cars

Toyota has said the replacement of airbag inflators will take a few hours for each vehicle. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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.


Jaguar Land Rover sales figures published

Jaguar Land Rover figures out Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Last year was the best ever for Land Rover sales, selling nearly 55,000 vehicles in the UK, and retail sales were up nearly 20% for the firm, with 68,586 cars sold in 2012.

The company is predicting a positive outlook for 2013, thanks to new products including Jaguar F-TYPE and All-New Range Rover.

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