Toyota recalling another 1.5 million vehicles globally

Wounded automaker Toyota has taken another knock with the announcement of another massive recall. The voluntary safety recall affects 1.53 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles globally, with the U.S. making up around 740,000 of that total and about 600,000 vehicles affected in the company’s home market of Japan.

The models covered under the recall may have a faulty master cylinder seal in the braking system that could leak fluid, triggering a warning lamp and/or potentially resulting in reduced braking performance. In the States the Toyota models included in the recall include the 2005-2006 Avalon and 2004-2006 Highlander (non-hybrid only), while Lexus models affected are the 2006 model year GS, IS and RX cars and crossovers.

So far it’s unknown if any New Zealand spec Toyotas are affected by the recall.

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