Toyota and Nissan to recall over 3 million cars with Takata airbagsAlso Read - Honda initiates recall for 4.5 million cars over faulty Takata airbags

Nissan said it would recall 198,000 units worldwide, while Mitsubishi also said it would call back 120,000 vehicles. Airbags made by Japanese parts maker Takata have sparked a global recall crisis for many automakers.Toyota alone says a total 12.66 million units are now affected, but Honda, Japan's number three automaker, has been the hardest hit, with more than 19 million vehicles recalled globally. Also Read - Takata's President Stefan Stocker Resigns over Airbag Scandal

Tokyo-based Takata last month agreed to double a US recall to a record more than 30 million vehicles made by some of the world's biggest automakers. The defect — thought to be linked to a chemical propellant that helps inflate the airbags — can cause them to deploy with explosive force, sending metal shrapnel hurtling toward drivers and passengers.

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