Six and a half million Toyota and Nissan cars are being recalled globally. The move by the Japanese car giants is to replace potentially faulty airbag inflaters in several of their models.
Toyota said it would affect cars made between March 2003 and November 2007.
It is the latest twist in the saga of the air bags made by Japanese car parts company Takata which has been linked to at least six deaths – all in Honda cars.
Honda, the country’s third biggest car maker said it was also preparing to announce more car recalls.
Toyota and Nissan said the move was for investigative purposes and no accidents or injuries have been reported.