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The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a massive recall for 2.77 million vehicles worldwide because of problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pump.

According to the car manufacturer, the affected Toyota models are the Avensis, the Corolla and the Prius and the company says that a whopping 2.77 million vehicles are affected, worldwide, by problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pump. This is actually the second multi-million car recall for Toyota over the last two months and this will definitely have a word to say to customers who are looking for a new car.

Toyota says that approximately 1.5 million cars are being recalled in its home market, Japan, 670,000 units are being affected in the United States and 496,000 vehicles will have to be taken back to the dealers in Europe. The company says that because of a problem with the steering intermediate extension shafts which could be damaged at slow speed. Separately, the automaker is also recalling 630,000 cars worldwide, out of which 350,000 in the U.S. and 175,000 in Japan, because of problems to the water pumps in hybrid vehicles. Owners of the above mentioned models are being advised to contact their local Toyota dealer.