Toyota has recalled more than 4.3 million vehicles for possible issues with the rear-mounted airbags, a move that comes amid widespread concerns about the new technology.
The automaker said the recall affects 4.2 million vehicles sold in North America and 6.6 million in Europe.
The recall affects cars built between April 2007 and July 2010 and affected vehicles built between 2007 and 2010.
Toyota said it was working to verify the recall number, which includes cars equipped with the airbags from the 2007 to 2010 model years, and that it has sent a detailed recall notice to affected owners.
Toyota is offering a $100 rebate for owners who return the affected vehicle to the dealership for a full repair.
The company said it had already received more than 1.3 billion vehicle registrations in North and South America and was working on resolving issues with affected vehicles.
The issue is the first time Toyota has recall-related problems related to its new front-facing, or FAS, airbags since the air bags were first introduced in the new Toyota Camry in 2006.
Toyota has said that the FAS will help protect occupants from falls while driving and can withstand more than a million falls.
The FAS has also been linked to a number of injuries, including fatal ones.