Toyota Recalls 2.77M More Cars
For shaft, water pump defects
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2012 7:27 AM CST
An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. cleans a Prius in Tokyo Friday, May 13, 2011.   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

(Newser) – Just a month after Toyota's largest-ever recall for a single part, the company is recalling 2.77 million more vehicles worldwide. Most of the vehicles involved—2.76 million in 10 models made between 2000 and 2011—require a fix for the shaft that connects the steering wheel to the gearbox. An additional 630,000 in five models built last year need a repair to the hybrid system's water pump. A small number require both fixes, the Wall Street Journal reports. No accidents or injuries have occurred as a result of the two problems.

The recall is a further embarrassment for Toyota considering it comes two years after massive recalls in 2009 and 2010, during which the automaker was criticized for a slow response, the Journal notes. Check if your vehicle is involved in a Toyota recall here.

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Nov 14, 2012 10:14 PM CST
glad i sold the junker! i drive a yougo now and will soon buy a lada!
Nov 14, 2012 12:25 PM CST
I kinda think any other company wouldn't even bother with recalls and I don't even own a Toyota.
Nov 14, 2012 10:22 AM CST
If you have a Toyota it is a good idea to follow that link and search your VIN. I did and while not one of these recalls, one of my cars is under an older recall for a bad window switch. I buy used so they must not have found me when the recall happened, or maybe they didn't try too hard to find me........