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Beleaguered Toyota Recalls Another 1.7 Million Vehicles

VOA Breaking News
January 26, 2011 at 8:50 am

Toyota Motor Company has issued a recall for 1.7 million vehicles worldwide due to design flaws that could lead to fuel leaks.

It is the latest in a series of recalls since late 2009 that have damaged the world's largest auto-maker's reputation for reliability.

Toyota said Wednesday it was recalling 1.2 million units Japan, spanning a wide range of models built between 2000 and 2008. The problem involves cracks in the engine fuel pipes that could widen with an increased risk of fuel leakage.

The other 400,000 recalls affect vehicles sold in North America and Europe. The company says there is trouble with a fuel pressure sensor connected to an engine fuel delivery pipe.

Toyota has now recalled more than 12 million vehicles in a little more than a year. Previous recalls involved problems such as faulty brakes and accelerators.

Toyota vaulted ahead of U.S.-based General Motors as the world's largest automaker three years ago.

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