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Six automakers recalling 3.4 million vehicles for air bags

DETROIT — Six automakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment.

The recall mainly affects cars sold by Japanese automakers in North America, Europe, and Japan. A small number of cars made by Germany’s BMW AG and General Motors Co. and also involved.

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