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Car company recalls thousands of vehicles for airbags that may catch fire

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Toyota is recalling 2.27 million vehicles across the globe because of problems with the airbag.

The company says the inflators contain improperly made propellant, which can cause them not to work right.

In fact, experts say the airbags may even catch fire during a crash.

The recall affects 766,000 vehicles here in the United States.

It involves about 20 Toyota models that were made in 2003 – 2004 and some 2002 – 2004 Lexus SC 430 coupes.

The following vehicles are involved in the recall:

  • 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2003-2004 Toyota Tundra
  • 2002-2004 Sequoia
  • 2002-2004 Lexus SC 430 coupes.

Toyota says the original recall was announced last year but some of the faulty devices were missed because of incomplete serial numbers from the supplier.

It says it is re-notifying owners of some vehicles involved in the 2013 recall.