Toyota recalling 6.4 million vehicles worldwide — CBS News

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Toyota recalling 6.4 million worldwide

TOKYO — Motor Corp. is recalling million vehicles globally for a of problems spanning nearly 30 in Japan, the U.S. Europe and

It’s the automaker’s second-largest ever, the Reuters news notes.

No injuries or crashes been reported related to the announced Wednesday. But two fires been reported related to one of the a defective engine starter can keep the motor running.

vehicles were recalled for than one problem. The recall total 6.76 million for 27 Toyota models, the Pontiac and the Subaru Trezia, produced April 2004 through 2013.

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For the recall, Toyota reported problems with rails, the bracket holding the column in place, the windshield-wiper and a cable attached to the air-bag According to Reuters, Toyota that cable could be when the steering wheel is and that could result in the not activating after a crash. said some 3.5 million were involved.

It wasn’t clear whether the stemmed from Toyota’s or manufacturing process, Reuters

For vehicles in the U.S. Toyota it is developing fixes for the defective and cable assemblies. Owners of vehicles will be notified by

The recall is one of Toyota’s largest 2009 and 2010, when the issued a series of recalls more than 10 million for various problems including brakes, sticky gas pedals and floor mats.

Reuters observes that recalls have become common in recent years as move to fix defects quickly Toyota was forced to recall than 9 million vehicles to sticky accelerators linked to accidents.

In March, Toyota a $1.2 billion settlement the Justice Department over the issues in 2009 and 2010, the financial penalty ever on a car company in the U.S. Under the prosecution agreement, Toyota that it had misled consumers problems with its vehicles.

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Cars Affected by Spiral Issue:

Outside Japan: RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Yaris Sedan, Highlander, Reiz, Hilux, Fortuner, Land Cruiser Prado, and assembled in Australia are involved. certain General Motors’ Vibe vehicles are involved. All were produced from 2004 through December

Cars Affected by Seat-Rails

Outside Japan: Certain xD, Urban Cruiser, Yaris and sedan vehicles are involved. All were produced from 2005 through August

Cars Affected by Steering Bracket Issue:

Outside Certain Toyota Ist, and Yaris models. All vehicles produced from September through February 2009

Affected by Engine Starter

Outside Japan: Certain: Spade, Corolla Axio, Fielder, Auris, Ractis and (Subaru). All vehicles were from March 2012 August 2013.

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