Another massive recall by Toyota to fix problems with its cars and another blow to the Japanese firm’s efforts to restore its reputation for quality.
More than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide need to have various faults fixed on different models including faulty fuel pumps, pressure sensors and spare tyre housings. This brings Toyota’s total number of recalls to nearly 16 million since late 2009.
The situation is different from last year, when Toyota attracted intense scrutiny from US safety regulators over unintended acceleration problems that were blamed for fatalities.
But the latest recalls could make it harder for Toyota to convince investors it has put its quality problems behind it.
The previous recalls hit its sales, particularly in the US, where it was the only major manufacturer not to increase the number of vehicles sold last year.
Toyota said there have been no reported accidents because of the defects. The carmaker would not reveal how much the latest recalls will cost.