Toyota recalls more than 700,000 vehicles in SA

File: Japan's transportation ministry said Toyota had reported three malfunctions locally related to the issue, but no accidents.

File: Japan's transportation ministry said Toyota had reported three malfunctions locally related to the issue, but no accidents.

AFP
File: Japan's transportation ministry said Toyota had reported three malfunctions locally related to the issue, but no accidents.

File: Japan's transportation ministry said Toyota had reported three malfunctions locally related to the issue, but no accidents.

AFP

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.