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Honda recalls another 4.8m cars over airbag fears

Honda has announced it recalling another 4.8 million cars to replace potentially fatal air bags.

Honda has announced it recalling another 4.8 million cars to replace potentially fatal air bag inflators Credit: PA

The global recall comes a day after Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co announced they were recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide.

All three firms used airbags by Japanese company Takata Corp, which investigations showed were not properly sealed and could be damaged by moisture.

The airbags can erupt with too much force, spraying shrapnel inside the car.

Six deaths have so far been linked to the defective air bags, all on cars made by Honda.

Today's recall brings Honda's total number of recalls to 19.6 million vehicles.

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