CORRECT (1/26): Toyota Recall Gives Quality Reputation Fresh Black Eye…

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CORRECT (1/26): Toyota Gives Quality Reputation Black Eye

TOKYO -(Dow Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it recall 1.705 million worldwide due to faulty parts defective fuel devices, the company’s once-prestigious reputation for another black eye.

The auto maker said 1.28 million vehicles in and a combined 421,000 vehicles in America, Europe and other including nearly 245,000 sedans sold in the U.S. are to recall.

This is the third instance of Toyota starting the with a safety warning more than one million of its minivans and SUVs. The company recalls of some 3.4 million in January of 2010 and 1.36 vehicles in January of 2009, among its biggest to date. The recall came just after it claimed its title as the largest car maker for the third in a row and threatens to tarnish anew its among car buyers.

Toyota has been using common parts in its vehicles in to cut costs, said Koji an auto analyst at Tokyo-based auto industry boutique Research Japan. But the flip is that it makes it a lot easier to a million-plus recall.

The company defective fuel pipes and affecting a number of Toyota along with a separate involving loose fuel sensors that affects Lexus models. Both could lead to fuel Toyota said.

Over the year the company has taken a of steps to deal with the at the root of the recalls such as up a new global reporting line for issues, assigning 1,000 to focus on quality issues and the launch of new vehicles by four to spot check them for glitches.

Toyota stressed that of the models affected by the latest were produced prior to and that there have no injuries or accidents reported to the faulty parts. A Toyota explained the timing of Wednesday’s as coincidental and described the pair of as separate issues.

Toyota Daihatsu Motor Co. (7262.TO) announced a recall on Wednesday some 6,175 pick-up sold in Japan as Toyota Daihatsu said this from defective spare carriers mounted under the

Knocking the wind out of a 7.6% in the year through Tuesday, shares fell 1.9% in on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. questions still lingering whether Toyota can recover confidence, this kind of a recall will be a drag on says Yoshihiro Okumura, manager at Chibagin Asset

The Toyota-badged vehicles subject to the all were sold in markets of the U.S. including at total of million units in Japan across 21 different models and back as far as 2000. That the largest number of cars recalled announced in Japan in a day, surpassing a 1.27 vehicle recall issued by in 2005.

For its part, Toyota Wednesday’s announcements as three issues, which would the biggest of those—a recall 1.20 million vehicles in Japan—the second largest in the country.

The same problem affected Avensis sedans and wagons at a British plant and sold in Russia, New Zealand and the U.K.

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The recall issue affects 355,000 luxury sedans 245,000 Lexus brand sold in the U.S. The company the problem as stemming from fuel pressure sensors to fuel pipes coated Nickel Phosphorus plating, may be susceptible to leaks.

The U.S. targeted are Lexus GS 300/250 and Lexus IS 250/350 sedans from 2006 through and 2006 through 2009,

One Toyota dealer in Osaka, has sold some 300 units of the Noah minivan subject to the spent the day reaching out to customers by and mail.

This is a result of our continuous that Toyota conducts after cars are sold, Atsuhiko Okazaki, an engineer at it’s better if we don’t this kind of trouble to our at all.

Okazaki said since the recall is related to the system, it could potentially be He added that the possibility of a cannot be ruled out in the event of leaks. He declined to estimate how the repairs will cost to fix car, but said it would about 1.5 hours of work.

largest ever recall in the came on Sept. 29, 2009 it issued a safety advisory for of 3.8 million Lexus and Toyota sold in the U.S to replace floor that may have contributed to of unintended acceleration.

The recalls over the past two prompted the U.S. government to Toyota’s disclosure practices, eventually led to fines totaling $49 million, including a $32 million penalty levied by U.S. on the company last month.

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