Japans Suzuki Motor said Monday it will recall about 109,000 Swift subcompact cars worldwide, half of them in Japan, to repair a defect that may cause petrol leakage.
The cars were produced between September 2010 and last month with 55,146 of them shipped to the domestic market and 53,801 others exported outside the country, including Australia, Mexico, and Europe, a company spokesman said.
Suzuki said in a statement that a defect related to the rubber fuel filler hose could cause petrol to leak.
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Suzuki Motor is recalling 432,000 small vans in Japan because of a potential problem with air conditioning units.
Nissan will recall about 76,000 cars in Japan and more than 2,000 overseas due to a defect that may cause engine failure.
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 apologize 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.