According to USA Today, Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide and approximately 2.34 million in the US for five different defects, with two vehicles reportedly catching on fire. Some vehicles were recalled for more than one problem, with the models’ production spanning from April 2004 to August 2013.
Toyota models affected by one or more of the defects include:
- Tacoma and Hilux pickups
- Land Cruiser Prado
These recalls follow Toyota settling for $1.2 billion in US criminal court last month for concealing information from safety regulators about defects that led to its massive sudden acceleration recalls in 2009 and 2010 that were linked to five deaths.
Problems that led to the latest set of recalls include:
- Starter motor fire hazard
- Seats that do not lock in place
- Steering column brackets that may become loose or fail
- Cables for the driver air bag module that can be damaged, disabling the bag
- Windshield wiper motor error
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