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New major vehicle recall by Toyota


New major vehicle recall by Toyota


Toyota is to recall 1.67 million vehicles worldwide.

The voluntary move is to fix three separate defects – a faulty brake master cylinder that could make stopping more difficult, and potential problems with fuel delivery systems

The Japanese carmaker said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths resulting from the defects.

Just over one million vehicles will be recalled in Japan and the rest overseas.

Models covered include the Toyota Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion and Auris, as well as more than a dozen Lexus models.

Car makers have faced heightened global scrutiny on how quickly they share information with regulators and the public since a massive recall crisis in 2009 battered Toyota’s reputation and sales.

Most vehicle recalls are issued on a voluntary rather than mandatory basis.

Toyota recalled 6.39 million vehicles globally in April in its second-largest recall announcement ever.

Two months later, the company issued a recall of almost 2.3 million vehicles globally for faulty airbag inflators that have also plagued other car makers.

with Reuters

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