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Worries about faulty airbags grow as Toyota recalls 1.4m cars

The Prius and Lexus models are equipped with bags made by Swedish-American manufacturer Autoliv

The defect in the Autoliv airbag inflaters shares some similarities with the fault in Takata's, raising concerns about possible wider manufacturing and design issues. In both cases, the airbag inflater can break apart when the bag engages, sending metal parts into the car's cabin.

New York

PUBLIC concern about faulty vehicle airbags spread to a second major supplier on Wednesday, after Toyota recalled 1.43 million Prius and Lexus models equipped with bags made by Autoliv, a big Swedish-American manufacturer.

Although no injuries have been reported from the...

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