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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Toyota Recalls over 1.5 Million Cars Worldwide

Toyota has announced the recall of 1.53 million Avalon, Lexus, and other models globally for fuel pump and brake fluid issues. Most of the recalled vehicles are in the US and Japan, but others are spread throughout the global market.

According to Toyota, the recalled models need to have the brake master cylinder fixed. A problem with it could cause weak braking power. A slow leak of the fluid can result in the brake warning lamp lighting up. Other models in Japan have an electrical problem with the fuel pump, which can lead to stalls. There have been no accidents reported due to this vehicle defect, but the company is taking precaution now.

The affected cars include:

  • 2005 and 2006 Avalon
  • 2004 through 2006 non-hybrid Highlander and Lexus RX330
  • 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350

Toyota will contact vehicle owners by mail to tell them to take their cars to the dealership for repairs at no charge.

Over the last year, Toyota has recalled over ten million cars and trucks for several different problems. The latest recall was in August when over 1.3 million Corollas and Matrix hatchbacks were said to be prone to engine stalling.

If you have been injured by these or other defective autos, please contact the experienced defective auto attorneys at the Cochran Firm for an initial consultation. We serve clients nationwide.

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posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 7:30 AM

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