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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Toyota to Recall 6.58 Million Vehicles

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TOKYO — Toyota Motor will recall 6.58 million vehicles globally to fix faults in the steering and seats, a company draft news release showed Wednesday, in one of the largest recalls in the global auto industry.

Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, is recalling certain Yaris, Urban Cruiser, RAV4 and Hilux models after identifying faults in the steering column, wiring harnesses and seat railings of 1,058 vehicles. The Yaris is also sold as the Vitz, and the Urban Cruiser under the Scion brand as the xA.

The recall tally was preliminary and subject to review until a formal announcement in Japan later Wednesday, a Toyota representative said.

The recall covers models of the Yaris subcompact and Urban Cruiser SUVs assembled between January 2005 and August 2010 as well as RAV4 sport utility vehicles and Hilux compact pickup trucks made between June 2004 and December 2010, Toyota said in the release.

It said that 825,000 of the affected vehicles were in Europe and that it was not aware of any accidents related to the faults.

It was not immediately clear whether the faults resulted from design or manufacturing issues.

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