April 9 - Toyota Motor Corp is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for faults affecting various parts ranging from steering to seats in the company's second-largest recall to date. Hayley Platt reports.
Another blow for Toyota - almost 6.4 million vehicles are being recalled across the globe. And it's not just one fault - problems range from steering to seats. The world's biggest automaker says it's not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the glitches. But 27 models are affected including the RAV4 SUV and the compact Yaris. Faults have also been found in the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia - models built by Toyota for General Motors and Fuji Heavy Industries. Toyota hasn't yet put a cost on the recall or said whether it's a supplier or manufacturing problem. But it has apologized. It's not the first time Toyota has had to recall vehicles - and it isn't the biggest either. Nine million models were recalled after sticky accelerators were linked to fatal accidents. That led to Toyota's President testifying in U.S. Congress. It also hurt the firm's sale and reputation, culminating last month in a record $1.2 billion settlement. Most of the vehicles in this recall will either need a cable replaced to ensure the air bag works properly or have seat rails repaired to make sure they don't slide forward in a crash.