Toyotal recall hits more than 1m vehicles
Japanese car giant Toyota is calling in over a million cars worldwide as a safety precaution. It is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corollas, for faulty airbags and a further 385,000 Lexus IS luxury models for defective wipers.
This news emphasises the need to secure effective breakdown cover - whether your manufacturers have recalled your car or not. And it comes just days after the motor firm regained its mantle as the world's leading vehicle maker, selling 9.75 million vehicles last year.
Toyota has received 46 reports from North America and one from Japan about problems involving the airbags. There were 25 reports of difficulties with the windscreen wipers. The firm stressed there had been no injuries or accidents relating to the defects.
A total of 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix cars in the US and thousands of similar cars in Japan, Mexico and Canada, manufactured between December 2001 and May 2004.
The wipers in question, which can get stuck after heavy snowfall, have struck three types of Lexus IS models, manufactured from May 2005 to October 2011. These include 270,000 vehicles in the US and others sold in Europe, Canada, the Middle East and China.
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