On Wednesday, Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said it would recall a total 1.67 million vehicles globally in a voluntary move to address three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could perpetuate total brake failure.
According to Reuters, Toyota was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths resulting from the defects. However some 1.05 million vehicles will be recalled in Japan the rest overseas, encompassing Toyota models Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion and Auris, as well as over a dozen Lexus models.
Just this past April, Toyota suffered from a 6.39 million vehicles recall globally in its second-largest recall announcement ever. Then, two months later, the company issued a recall of almost 2.3 million vehicles globally for faulty airbag inflators, a problem that has been causing trouble for other car makers.
In the latest recall, about 802,000 Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah and Voxy models manufactured between June 2007 and June 2012 will be called back to replace a small rubber seal ring in the brake master cylinder to prevent the brake fluid from leaking. If brake fluid has already leaked, the entire brake booster will be replaced.
Shares in Toyota closed 0.2 percent higher in Tokyo at 5,990 yen after the recalls were announced, while the exchange’s Topix index .TOPX gained 0.8 percent.