Prius hybrids from 2010-2012 are affected by both recalls.

Tokyo, Japan - Toyota has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units.

On Wednesday morning the company said it was recalling 2.87 million cars over a possible fault in emissions control units. That followed an announcement late on Tuesday that 1.43 million cars needed repairs over a separate issue involving airbag inflators.

Some Prius hybrids were included under both recalls, taking the total number of vehicles affected to 3.37 million.

Toyota said on Wednesday evaporative fuel emissions control units in models produced from 2006 to 2015, including the Prius, Auris hatchback and Corolla models were prone to cracks, which could expand over time and cause fuel leaks.

Late on Tuesday it recalled Prius and Lexus CT200h models made from 2010 to 2012 over air bag inflators that could have a small crack in a weld, which could lead to the separation of the inflator chambers.

Toyota said the inflator, which was not supplied by troubled airbag maker Takata, could partially inflate and enter the vehicle interior, increasing the risk of injury, but stressed that no injuries had yet been linked to either issue. - Reuters

We’re waiting on a reply from Toyota SA as to how many of which models in South Africa are affected.

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