says it will recall 6.4 million vehicles worldwide for five separate issues.
Some 27 nameplates are covered in the recall, including some of the automaker’s best-known and highest-volume models such as the Camry midsize sedan, RAV4 CUV and Corolla compact car. Also part of the recall are the Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia modelsbuilt for and Heavy Industries, respectively.
The issues, reportedly uncovered in routine testing, include cables for driver-airbag modules that may become damaged, loose steering-column brackets, seats that won’t stay locked in place, a faulty windshield-wiper motor and a starter motor that could catch fire.
The actions relating to airbag modules and seats affect 2.3 million vehicles sold in the U.S., while the remaining actions cover vehicles sold in Europe and Asia.
The vehicles being recalled were produced from April 2004 through August 2013.
Toyota last month settled with the U.S. government, agreeing to pay the largest fine ever levied on an automaker, $1.2 billion, for failure to not report sooner unintended-acceleration issues that led to Toyota’s 2009-2010 recall scandal.