Mazda to Recall 19,000 Cars from South Africa

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Car manufacturing multinational, Mazda Motor Corp will recall about 19,000 cars from South Africa over issues bothering around the safety of its airbags.

The move follows an investigation carried out simultaneously by American and Japanese authorities over the reports that the airbag inflators, manufactured by Takata Corp, had defects.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that fresh investigations into airbag safety this month forced Takata to declare over 2.7 million airbags unsafe.

The defective airbags cut across vehicles of Ford Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co and Mazda.

According to reports by Reuters, defective airbags have caused over 17 deaths and about 180 injuries globally.

It is expected that the inflator problem could lead to the recall of about 125 million vehicles.

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