Toyota Recalls 6.3 Million Cars Worldwide

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Torrence, CA: Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide -- about 2.34 million in the US and 513,401 vehicles in Canada, for five separate defects.

Toyota models affected by one or more of the defects include: RAV4, Corolla, Matrix/ Vibe, Trezia/Viz, Yaris, Highlander, Tacoma and Hilux pickups, Reiz, Fortuner, Innova, Land Cruiser Prado and Camry nameplates. Vibe is a rebadged Toyota Matrix and the Trezia is a Toyota Viz.

Some vehicles are being recalled for more than one problem and the models' production spans April 2004 through August 2013.

The problems (with number of vehicles worldwide) that led to the latest batch of recalls in the US and Canada, according to trade journal Automotive News from Tokyo, are:

Cables for the driver air bag module that can be damaged, disabling the bag, though a warning light will come on (3.5 million vehicles, 1.67 million in the US).

Seats that don't lock in place (2.32 million, 670,000 in North America)

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