Toyota Motor Corp. today said it is recalling a total 1.67 million vehicles globally in a voluntary move to address three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder the brake’s performance.
Toyota said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths resulting from the defects.
About 1.05 million vehicles will be recalled in Japan and another 615,000 overseas. Models impacted by the recall include Toyota Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion and Auris. Lexus models e IS, GS and LS sedans are also being recalled.
The Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah and Voxy models were manufactured between June 2007 and June 2012.
The company will replace a rubber seal ring in the brake master cylinder to prevent brake fluid from leaking.
A second recall of about 759,000 vehicles globally, including 423,000 in the United States, will fix faulty fuel delivery pipes that could, in the worst-case scenario, cause a fire through a fuel leak. Some of these vehicles are also subject to the first recall.
Toyota will also recall in Japan 190,000 front-wheel drive Corolla Rumion and Auris models built between October 2006 and October 2014 that are not equipped with an idling feature to fix a defective fuel evaporative emission control unit.
The safety campaign is Toyota’s fourth this year involving at least 1 million vehicles as the auto industry responds to scrutiny over tardy recalls. General Motors Co. has called back a record 30 million cars and trucks this year in North America, while Toyota has dealt with renewed attention to safety after recalling more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 for defects related to unintended acceleration.