Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles across the globe due to 5 separate issues. This recall affects 27 Toyota vehicles, including the Yaris, Corolla and RAV4. It also includes the Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia, which are two models that Toyota built for General Motors and Fuji Heavy Industries.
Toyota is recalling most of the cars due to problems with a spiral cable, which may be damaged when the steering wheel is turned. This could cause the air bag to fail. Another problem could be with a spring that locks the seat rail in its position, steering columns, and windscreen wipers. There could be potential fire risks with engine starters. None of these issues have caused crashes, injuries, or fatalities.
Two months ago, Toyota announced it will recall 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars due to a software issue, which could cause the car to stop while in motion. Toyota also recalled around 87,000 model year 2010 Priuses and Lexus HS 250HS vehicles in June 2013 due to issues with the brake pressure accumulator.
In 2012, Toyota recalled 7.43 million vehicles due to problems with power window switches. Last month, Toyota agreed to pay a $1.2 billion fine for misleading consumers about two incidents that led to unintended acceleration in its vehicles in 2009 and 2010.