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Nissan, Daihatsu, Suzuki issue car recalls

Mazda Scrum
Suzuki is recalling 2005 to 2009 models of the Mazda Scrum

Three Japanese automakers have announced the recall of thousands of vehicles, mostly in their home market.

Suzuki Motor is recalling 432,000 small vans in Japan because of a potential problem with air conditioning units.

Nissan's recall involves about 76,000 cars in Japan and more than 2,000 overseas due to a defect that may cause engine failure.

And some 60,000 Daihatsu vehicles are being recalled due to faulty airbags that could accidentally inflate.

The announcements come as 8.5 million Toyota vehicles are being recalled worldwide because of safety concerns.

Suzuki's recalls relate to 2005 to 2009 models of its Every van and Mazda Scrum, which it builds for its partner company.

"We sincerely apologise to users for causing inconvenience," Suzuki said in a statement.

Nissan - which is part-owned by Renault - did not say in which overseas countries it would recall vehicles.

There have been no reported accidents, Nissan also said.

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