Toyota announces global recall on 1.5m. cars

October 21, 2010 09:59

Toyota announced on Wednesday that it would recall more than 1.5 million cars worldwide over brake and fuel pump defects.

The Japanese carmaker said the decision would affect the Avalon model and other cars, including 740,000 cars in the US and 600,000 in Japan.It wants to ensure that fluid does not leak from the brake master cylinder, causing the warning light to turn on.

The fault could cause the brake pedal to feel spongey, and braking performance to "gradually decline".

The US recall affects 2005-06 Avalon cars, 2004-06 Highlander (non Hybrid) and Lexus RX330 cars, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 cars, according to the company's press release.

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