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With massive Toyota automakers on pace to break

Visitors look at a Toyota Corp. vehicle at the company#039;s (Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg )

Motor Corp. will more than 6 million worldwide to fix a variety of problems, a wiring issue that disable airbags and a glitch could trigger the driver’s in some cars to suddenly

It’s just the latest in a of massive recalls by manufacturers year, especially in the U.S.

announcement Wednesday brought the of vehicles called back by in the U.S. to nearly 13 million so far year, on pace to surpass the 30.8 million vehicles in 2004. Car companies called 22 million vehicles last according to the National Highway Safety Administration.

“This is really the behavior we manufacturers to exhibit,” said Caldwell, an analyst with car company Edmunds.com. “It shows they recognize a product and that they want to it to protect the safety of current and owners.”

The recalls also against a backdrop of huge and high-profile investigations into auto companies covered up defects.

Earlier this Toyota agreed to pay a $1.2-billion to settle a four-year federal investigation into whether it told regulators about complaints concerning sudden It also has paid NHTSA $66 million in fines in recent for not promptly recalling vehicles.

Motors is now paying fines of a day for missing an NHTSA deadline to key information for the safety agency’s of why it took the company more a decade to recall cars faulty ignition switches to 13 deaths. GM, which also Department of Justice and congressional recalled 2.2 million cars for the over the last two months.

“Looking at fines for Toyota and GM in weeks, it seems that in a timely fashion are the lesser of two said Dave Sullivan, for product analysis for consulting AutoPacific Inc. “The gets turned on if a manufacturer want to abide in a timely

Toyota on Wednesday issued 6.8 recalls, but because in some multiple problems affect the model, it amounts to 6.4 million The global recalls include 30 models in Japan, the U.S. and other regions. About 1.8 of the affected vehicles are in the U.S.

Toyota said it will 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. for the issue. The vehicles are the 2009-2010 2009-2010 Matrixes, 2008-2010 2009-2010 Tacoma trucks, RAV4s and 2006-2010 Yaris cars.

About 40,500 Vibes from the 2009-2010 years are included in the Toyota Toyota designed and engineered the for Pontiac. GM will service with these vehicles Toyota makes the parts

The driver’s airbag module in the and Pontiac vehicles is attached to a cable assembly with connections that could damaged when the steering is turned. If this occurs, the warning lamp will up. The driver’s airbag also become deactivated, preventing it deploying in a crash.

Toyota said it has no reports of or injuries resulting from the but the automaker plans to replace the cable assembly with an version that won’t damaged as the steering wheel

Toyota also said it will recall an additional vehicles in the U.S. to fix an issue the front seats. The cars are the Yaris hatchbacks, 2007-2010 sedans and 2008-2010 Scion

The rail of the driver seat in the and the front passenger seat of models uses springs to the seats in place after are adjusted. The springs can break, the seat unlocked and allowing it to in a crash, increasing the risk of to the occupant. But Toyota said it is not of any accidents or injuries caused by condition.

These latest actions the number of vehicles Toyota has in the U.S. to about 3 million year. It recalled nearly 5.3 vehicles last year, all other automakers for the second year.

But the recall leader so far year is GM, which including the it is bringing back for the switch has recalled more than 6 vehicles.

Caldwell said should pay attention to the recalls.

who have received notice are to contact their dealers to a fix as soon as possible,” she said. car shoppers — especially shoppers — should to see if there are outstanding recalls on any they might be considering they buy.”

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