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Recall roundup: 6.39 million Toyota cars for several problems

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Recall roundup: 6.39 million Toyota cars for several problems

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a massive recall for approximately 6.39 million cars, worldwide.

Toyota has recently announced a massive 6.39 million cars recall for five potential defects, which will affect vehicles worldwide. The third massive recall in Toyota’s history is affecting 6.39 million cars, globally, and it has been recently announced by the carmaker. A total of 27 Toyota different models will have to be taken back to the dealers and it seems that the final number is reaching 6.76 million units, because the rest of them are also including the Subaru Trezia and the Pontiac Vibe, which are being produced with Toyota, in the same factories.

Out of the total number of cars recalled, 700,000 units are in Europe, 2.3 million units in the United States, 1.08 million units in Japan, 62,000 units in China and the rest can be found in almost every auto market. The recall is affecting 760,000 falling steering brackets, 160,000 windscreen wiper drainage failures, 3.5 million faulty spiral cables on airbags, 2.32 million potential locking issues on seat rails and some possible fire hazards in the starter motors. The affected models include the Corolla, RAV4, Matrix, Yaris, Yaris Sedan, Reiz, Highlander, Land Cruiser Prado, Camry, Scion xD, Pontiac Vibe, Ractis, Urban Cruiser and others, which has been produced between 2004 and August 2013.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - filed under News, Safety, Toyota. Image credit: .
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