UPDATED: Toyota Recalls 1.75 Million Vehicles To Repair Faulty Brakes & Fuel Systems

October 15, 2014

UPDATED: See below.

Toyota is issuing three large recalls that affect 1.75 vehicle owners worldwide. According to the BBC, the recalls are meant to fix problems related to brakes and fuel systems on cars built between 2007 and 2014.

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Two of the three recalls are limited to Asia:

The biggest involves four models sold primarily in Japan: the Toyota Crown, Crown Majesta, Noah and Voxy. On 802,000 of those vehicles, a faulty rubber seal ring in the brake master cylinder may need to be replaced to prevent brake fluid from leaking out. In cases where leakage has already begun, Toyota says that it will replace the brake booster as well. This recall affects vehicles built between June 2007 and June 2012.

The smallest of the recalls affects 190,000 Japanese models of the Toyota Auris and Toyota Corolla Rumion. Some of those vehicles may be equipped with a faulty fuel suction plate, which could result in a fuel leak. That, in turn, could dramatically increase the risk of fire. The recall affects models built between October 2006 and October 2014.

A third recall, however, affects roughly 423,000 Lexus owners in the U.S., as well as 240,000 owners in Japan and 70,000 in Europe and the Middle East. Some of the vehicles included in this action may have been manufactured with a flawed fuel delivery pipe, which could lead to a fuel leak and an increased risk of fire.

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Toyota hasn't specified which U.S. Lexus models will be subject to that recall, but the company has confirmed that the affected vehicles were built between January 2005 and September 2010. We'll keep you posted as additional details become available.

UPDATE: A press release from Toyota has now clarified that the recall affects the following U.S. models:

  • 2006-2011 Lexus GS
  • 2006-2011 Lexus IS
  • 2010 Lexus IS C
  • 2008-2010 Lexus IS-F 
  • 2007-2010 Lexus LS

The company adds that it knows of no fires, accidents, or injuries linked to the problem.

Toyota says that after owners receive recall notices in the mail, they'll be able to take their vehicles to a Lexus dealer for repairs. The fix will involve replacing a flawed gasket on the fuel delivery pipe and installing a new fuel pressure sensor. The automaker hasn't indicated when notices will be sent out.

If you have questions in the meantime, you're encouraged to visit Toyota's online recall center at Toyota.com/Recall or call Lexus Customer Service at 800-255-3987.

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