Toyota Recalling 1.7M Vehicles

Fuel leaks spark yet another massive recall
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 26, 2011 1:54 AM CST
Updated Jan 26, 2011 6:05 AM CST
Toyota has now recalled around 12 million vehicles in the past 18 months.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

(Newser) – Toyota is recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles around the world for various defects that may cause fuel leakage—the latest in quality control woes for the Japanese automaker. The company says it is recalling a wide range of models, including the IS and GS Lexus luxury models in North America and the Avensis sedan and station wagon models in Europe.

The defects include improper installation of a sensor to measure fuel pressure and irregular work on fuel pipes, which could cause cracks and leakage.There were no accidents suspected of being related to the defects, according to Toyota. The largest number of the affected vehicles was in Japan at nearly 1.3 million vehicles, making this the second-largest recall in the country's history.

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