toyota south africa recalls more than 700,000 cars over airbags
The Japanese carmaker said the recall was intended to replace the former airbag inflators produced by Takata, which the company found to have the possibility of moisture intrusion that could cause them to burst
\"If the inflator breaks, metal debris may pass through the airbag gasket material, impact in the accident and possibly hurt the crew,\" a statement said . \".
The company said there were no casualties.
According to Clynton Yon, a spokesman for the company, a total of 730,000 vehicles were affected, some of which dates back to 2002.
Toyota has a manufacturing plant in the southern eastern port city of Durban that produces cars for local and export markets.
Faulty airbags made by Japan\'s Takata company have led some other manufacturers to recall their cars.