Toyota to recall 1.67 million vehicles globally

If you’re one of those people who bought Toyota car that was manufactured between 2005 and 2014, then this news is for you.

Toyota said Wednesday it would recall 1.67 million vehicles globally over brake problems and other glitches that pose a fire risk, the latest in a string of problems for the world’s biggest automaker.

The Japanese giant pointed to three problems in several models including its luxury Lexus brand and upmarket Crown Majesta.

Among the issues was an improperly shaped part that could lead to a change in the “feel” of the brake pedal over time — a problem that affected 802,000 vehicles, mostly in Japan and China, produced between June 2007 and June 2012.

“The brake does not become ineffective, but brake performance could begin to gradually degrade,” Toyota said in an email.

A separate issue involving the fuel delivery pipe on 759,000 vehicles, including Lexus models and Crown Majestas made between January 2005 and September 2010, could increase the risk of a fire “in the presence of an ignition source”.

More than half of the affected cars were sold in the United States.

A problem with 190,000 cars in Japan linked to the fuel-suction plate also posed a fire risk, the firm said. The affected cars were made between October 2006 and October 2014.

In total there were 1.75 million faults but some vehicles were affected by more than one problem.

“Toyota is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries, or fatalities” linked to the problems, it added.