January 25, 2018 / 5:49 PM / 9 months ago

Toyota South Africa recalls more than 700,000 vehicles

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota’s South African unit recalled more than 700,000 vehicles because of an issue with safety bags used in the cars, an official at Toyota South Africa said.

The Toyota company logo is see on a Yaris model car that is on display at Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant before the visit by the French president in Onnaing, France, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

“Toyota South Africa has initiated an immediate recall in excess of 700,000 vehicles across 10 models, including Lexus. This is part of an ongoing global campaign initiated by car manufacturers related to defective Takata safety bags,” the official said on Thursday.

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Susan Fenton

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