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(MENAFN) Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp plans to recall 1.1 million cars globally for two separate defects, Reuters reported.

This was announced days after the automaker snapped the crown from General Motors as the world's largest carmaker by sales.

Toyota said the recall will include 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the US to fix airbags that could be deployed inadvertently.

An IC chip in the airbag control unit can malfunction when it receives electrical interference from other parts in the car, causing the airbags to deploy when it is not necessary, Toyota spokesman Naoto Fuse said.

The problem has caused minor injuries such as abrasions in 18 cases that have been reported, he said.

Toyota is also recalling certain Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in Japan, Canada, and Mexico.

Toyota will add an electrical signal filter to the airbag control module to the recalled vehicles to fix the problem, the spokesperson said.

It is worth mentioning that this is Toyota's third recall since October involving more than a million cars, bringing back to memory the bad publicity following a series of recalls between 2009 and 2011 that were related to unintended acceleration problems.

 






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