Fears Of Exploding Airbags: Major Car Recall
Nearly three million Hondas, Nissans and Mazdas are being recalled worldwide over defective Takata airbags that could potentially explode.
The news comes after Toyota announced a similar recall earlier this month for 2.27 million vehicles.
A fire was reported relating to the defect, but no one was injured in the incident, the carmaker said.
It was also investigating a crash in Puerto Rico where the driver suffered a minor cut on the forehead which may have been caused by an "abnormal passenger-side airbag deployment".
No accidents have been reported relating to the latest recall, which affects around two million Hondas manufactured in 2000-2005.
They include 1.02 million in North America, nearly 669,000 in Japan and over 45,000 in the UK.
The models include the Fit, Element, CR-V, Accord, Civic, Jazz and Stream and follows the recall of a million vehicles by Honda last year for similar Takata airbag problems.
Nissan has called back 755,000 vehicles globally, including the Cube, X-Trail and some Infiniti models, manufactured from 2001-2003.
Nearly 160,000 vehicles - the Atenza and RX-8 manufactured from 2002-2004 - are affected including 8,500 in the UK.
Like Honda, both Nissan and Mazda announced recalls last year, but in smaller numbers.
A Honda spokesman told Sky News: "An airbag supplier (Takata) has informed Honda of the occurrence of an airbag failure, involving a non-Honda vehicle.
"The airbag in question, did not belong to the range of vehicles for which a recall was conducted in the past. Therefore, Honda has contacted authorities to initiate a recall on potentially affected vehicles."
Takata recently realised the earlier recall had not included all of the problem airbags, the carmakers said.
Toyota's affected models include the Corolla, Matrix, Tundra, Yaris and Camry.
It is checking 97,400 vehicles in the UK.