Japanese vehicles recalled

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.