Toyota recalls 1.7 million vehicles worldwide over range of defects

October 15, 2014, 4:30 PM UTC
Toyota To Issue Worldwide Recall On Over 7 Million Cars Over Fire Risk
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 10: The Toyota emblem is seen on the grill of a 2008 Toyota Highlander as it sits on the Affordable Motors sales lot on October 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The 2008 Highlander is one of 7.43 million that Toyota says it is recalling globally for a faulty power-window switch that may stop working or catch fire in more than a dozen models that include the Yaris, RAV4, Tundra, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Scion xD, Scion xA, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Corolla and the Matrix produced from 2005 through 2010. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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By Dan Kedmey, TIME

Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) announced a recall of 1.75 million vehicles worldwide on Oct. 15 to check for a range of defects, including faulty brakes and leaky fuel pipes.

The largest recall covered 802,000 vehicles from the Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah and Voxy models, the BBC reports. The vehicles had the potential to develop cracks in the brake system, causing a leakage of brake fluid.

A second recall of 759,000 Lexus model vehicles would check for potential cracks and leaks in the fuel pipe system, posing a fire hazard to the passengers. A third recall of 190,00 vehicles in the automaker’s home country, Japan, would check for leaks around fuel suction plates.

Toyota said it had no knowledge of injuries related to the defects. The recall comes amid a record-breaking surge of recall notices by automakers in the wake of General Motors’ failure to address a potentially fatal defect in its vehicles. In April, Toyota recalled 6.39 million vehicles over a range of faults.