Toyota recalls 1.75 million vehicles worldwide, less than 250 units affected in Malaysia


Toyota Motor Corp has issued another worldwide recall in a series of large-scaled recalls, totalling up to a good 1.75 million vehicles in what appears to be a voluntary move to address several potentially hazardous manufacturing defects. Over 1.05 million vehicles from Toyota and Lexus have been recalled in Japan alone, whereas the remaining bulk of defective vehicles are from markets outside of Japan.

The 2006 Toyota Mark X
The 2006 Toyota Mark X

Some of the defects include a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder braking performance and faulty fuel delivery pipes which could – in the worst case scenario – cause a fire through the leakage. The affected vehicles are the Crown, Crown Majesta, Mark X, Noah, Voxy, Auris and Corolla Rumion, including more than a dozen Lexus models built between the year 2007 to 2012, although no fires, crashes or injuries linked to the defects have been reported.

Apparently, the problem with the fuel line involves some plating along the engine compartment which is responsible for the prevention of corrosion. However, there are fears that these particles could have found their way into the gasket seating surface, causing leakages and potentially catching fire should there be presence of an ignition source.

The 2008 Lexus IS F is one of the many Lexus models recalled for inspection
The 2008 Lexus IS F is one of the many Lexus models recalled for inspection

However, not more than 250 Lexus IS and LS models are affected in Malaysia, and Lexus Malaysia will be in direct contact with owners of the affected vehicles for further inspection. Owners of the vehicles affected outside of Malaysia will receive a notification via first class mail.

For those who own some of the mentioned cars bought from our local grey importers, it’s best to get your vehicles checked by an authorised service centre.


Matthew H. Tong

Matthew H. Tong

A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.
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