Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it's recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for various safety defects. The total rises to 6.76 million if vehicles with multiple recalls — like the Yaris subcompact — are counted for each recall.
No one has been injured due to the recalls, but the company says two fires have been linked to a defective engine starter.
This is a breakdown of the vehicles and defects involved.
PROBLEM: Electric connections can be damaged when the steering wheel is turned, which could deactivate the air bags.
VEHICLES INVOLVED: 3.5 million. Includes the RAV4, Vanguard, Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, Land Cruiser Prado, Highlander, Tacoma, Reiz, Camry, Hilux, Fortuner, Innova and Pontiac Vibe (which was developed for General Motors by Toyota). Vehicles were made between June 2004 and December 2010.
PLACES SOLD: Mostly North America, but also Japan, China, Europe, India and elsewhere.
PROBLEM: Spring in the front seat rails could break, so the seat may not lock into position.
VEHICLES INVOLVED: 2.32 million. Includes the Ist, Vitz, Belta, Ractis, Scion xD, Urban Cruiser and Yaris built between January 2005 and August 2010.
PLACES SOLD: Mostly Japan, but also North America, Europe, China and elsewhere.