Toyota recalls more than 700,000 vehicles in SA

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File: The Toyota company logo is seen on one of its vehicles at Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant in Onnaing, northern France, on January 22, 2018.

File: The Toyota company logo is seen on one of its vehicles at Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant in Onnaing, northern France, on January 22, 2018.

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File: The Toyota company logo is seen on one of its vehicles at Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant in Onnaing, northern France, on January 22, 2018.

File: The Toyota company logo is seen on one of its vehicles at Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant in Onnaing, northern France, on January 22, 2018.

CAPE TOWN  - Japanese carmaker Toyota has recalled more than 700,000 vehicles in South Africa because of an issue with safety bags used in the cars, Reuters reported an official at Toyota SA as saying.

“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.

No further information was available.