The Toyota Motor Corp. logo is displayed on an automobile at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Aug. 5, 2014.
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By Dan Kedmey
October 15, 2014

Toyota Motor Corporation announced a recall of 1.75 million vehicles worldwide on Oct. 15 to check for a range of defects, including faulty brakes and leaky fuel pipes.

The largest recall covered 802,000 vehicles from the Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah and Voxy models, the BBC reports. The vehicles had the potential to develop cracks in the brake system, causing a leakage of brake fluid.

A second recall of 759,000 Lexus model vehicles would check for potential cracks and leaks in the fuel pipe system, posing a fire hazard to the passengers. A third recall of 190,00 vehicles in the automaker’s home country, Japan, would check for leaks around fuel suction plates.

Toyota said it had no knowledge of injuries related to the defects. The recall comes amid a record-breaking surge of recall notices by automakers in the wake of General Motors’ failure to address a potentially fatal defect in its vehicles. In April, Toyota recalled 6.39 million vehicles over a range of faults.

[BBC]

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