Japan Toyota

Paul Lienert, REUTERS

DETROIT (Reuters) — Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) is recalling 637,000 vehicles in the United States as part of a massive expansion of a global recall to replace potentially defective air bags that could rupture and send shrapnel into occupants.

The vehicles are being recalled in three separate campaigns, according to documents posted early Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The air bags were supplied by Japan’s Takata Corp (7312.T). More than 36 million vehicles equipped with Takata air bags and sold by 10 manufacturers have been recalled worldwide since mid-2009.



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