The Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has said it is recalling more than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide for various defects that may cause fuel leakage.
The biggest recall among those announced on Wednesday was to fix a faulty fuel pump and connecting pipe in 1.34 million vehicles, including the Noah minivan and other models sold in Japan as well as 141,000 Avensis sold overseas.
It is Toyota's biggest recall in six years and its second-biggest ever for a single defect, Shiori Hashimoto, a Toyota spokeswoman, said.
The company said it had received 77 complaints overseas, 75 of them in North America, and more than 140 in Japan.
The largest number of the affected vehicles were in Japan at nearly 1.3 million and involved two different problems.
The recall will make it harder for Toyota to convince investors it has put its quality problems behind it a year after the world's number one car company went into crisis after huge recalls worldwide to fix faulty brakes blamed on the fatalities of several drivers.
Sumber: Aljazeera.net, 31/1/2011