US automaker General Motors and Japan's Mazda Motor are each recalling more than 200,000 vehicles.
GM said on Tuesday that it will recall over 243,000 sports utility vehicles sold in the US, Canada, China and other countries due to possible seatbelt malfunction. The recall affects 2009-2010 Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook models.
The company says potential damage to buckles of second-row seatbelts in the cars could cause the belts to unfasten and lead to injuries in the event of crashes.
Chevy Traverses have been imported into and sold in Japan, but GM has not clarified what it will do in regard to the vehicles.
Also on Tuesday, Mazda reported to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a plan to recall 215,000 cars exported to the United States.
Subject to recall are 2007-2009 Mazda3 and Mazda5 models. The company says rust in the cars' power steering parts could lead to loss of driver control.