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. (Read more Toyota stories.)

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