All of the affected cars, Toyota Prius, Auris and Lexus CT200h models built between April 2006 and August 2015, could suffer from cracks in the coating of a fuel emissions control unit mounted in the fuel tank.
"Autoliv said it was aware of seven incidents where a side curtain air bag had partially inflated in parked Toyota Prius cars, but no injuries were reported", said The Guardian's report.
The company on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87m cars over the latest fault. They are made instead by Sweden-based Autoliv, which said in a statement that it is cooperating with Toyota and American and Japanese authorities.
Toyota Motor Corp. said it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall. It is recalling 7.43 lakh vehicles in Japan, 4.95 lakh in North America and 1.41 lakh vehicles in Europe.
The recall announced Tuesday impacted the Prius and the Lexus CT200h cars from 2010 to 2012.
The problem with those vehicles is their airbags-not Takata's fatally flawed frontal airbags, which have killed more than a dozen people worldwide and injured upwards of 100, but curtain airbags manufactured by Autoliv Inc. That followed an announcement late on Tuesday that 1.43m cars needed repairs over a separate issue involving air bag inflators.
The inflaters in their airbags may have a small crack in a weld that could cause the airbags to inflate unexpectedly and send pieces flying. Toyota said fuel emissions control canisters could crack and result in leaks when the vehicles have full tanks of gas. "These retention brackets are created to prevent the inflator chambers from entering the vehicle interior if separation occurs".