January 25, 2018 / 5:53 PM / 4 months ago

Toyota South Africa recalls more than 700,000 vehicles

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota’s (7203.T) South African unit recalled more than 700,000 vehicles because of an issue with safety bags used in the cars, an official at Toyota South Africa said.

FILE PHOTO - The steering wheel of a Toyota car which contains an airbag is pictured in Vienna April 11, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

“Toyota South Africa has initiated an immediate recall in excess of 700,000 vehicles across 10 models, including Lexus. This is part of an ongoing global campaign initiated by car manufacturers related to defective Takata safety bags,” the official said on Thursday.

    Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Susan Fenton

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