Toyota Recalls 1.67 Million Cars
Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp put out a statement on Wednesday it would recall a total 1.67 million vehicles globally in a voluntary move to address three separate defects customers were having with there vehicles. The defects include, a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder the brake’s performance.
Toyota said in an email 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 615,000 overseas, covering Toyota models Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion and Auris, as well as more than a dozen Lexus models.
This isn’t the first time Toyota had to recall a massive amount of cars. In 2009, Toyota recalls millions of cars that resulted in a battered reputation and sales. Most vehicle recalls are issued on a voluntary rather than mandatory basis, which does put the company in a slightly better position.
Toyota recalled 6.39 million vehicles globally in April in its second-largest recall announcement ever. Two months later, the company issued a recall of almost 2.3 million vehicles globally for faulty airbag inflators that have also plagued other car makers.