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Almost 3.4 mn Japan-brand vehicles in airbag recall

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Four Japanese auto giants said Thursday they are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because of airbag problems, in the latest safety blow for the country's carmakers. 

File photo shows motorists being caught in a traffic jam along a highway in Tokyo, on September 20, 2009. Up to 3.39 million vehicles made by major Japanese manufacturers will be recalled worldwide because of possible problems with airbags, a government official said on Thursday.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda, announcing in separate statements the recall of a combined 3.39 million vehicles, all cited the same malfunction of the Japanese-made passenger-side airbags.

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