Nissan says it is recall more than 1.5m vehicles worldwide as part of its investigation into Takata inflator issues.

The news follows hard on the heels of Toyota’s announcement today (13 May) it is to recall more than 5m cars worldwide fitted with certain Takata airbag inflators, which the automaker says, could be “susceptible to abnormal deployment in a crash.”

In the UK, the recall will affect 100,263 vehicles comprising Navara Pickup, Tino, Patrol Pick Up, Almera, Terrano II, and X-Trail models.

“As part of an ongoing investigation into Takata inflator issues, Nissan will expand its ongoing Takata Passenger Air Bag Inflator Recall Campaign to include additional MY2004-MY2007 vehicles equipped with “SPI” inflators,” said a Nissan statement sent to just-auto.

“Nissan plans to begin notifying customers in June. Nissan dealers will test the subject inflators, and replace the inflator as necessary.

“This recall will be carried out at no cost to customers for parts or labour. Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue.”