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Toyota adds 361K vehicles to Takata air bag inflator recall

The Toyota logo is seen in the newly launched vehicle Toyota Yaris during a conference in Kolkata on May 18, 2018. - Toyota Kirloskar Motors organised the event to launch in the Indian market the Toyota Yaris vehicle. The will be priced uniformly across all cities in India from INR 8,7500,(US$ 12,858) to INR 1407000,(US$ 20,676). (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Toyota is recalling 361,000 more vehicles worldwide to replace Takata airbag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel.

The vehicles date to 1997 and have older inflators that are different from Takata products that use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill airbags in a crash. Those are the devices that led to numerous deaths. But the inflators in this recall can also explode with too much force and spew metal fragments.

The recall covers gas and electric versions of the RAV4 SUV and the Celica sports car from 1997 to 1999. Also included are the 1997 through 1998 Supra sports car. About 139,000 vehicles in the U.S. are covered.

The company doesn’t have a fix yet but will tell owners when one is ready.

Owners can call Toyota with questions at 800-331-4331.

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