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Toyota recalls more cars over safety fears

Toyota has announced a recall of more than 1.5 million cars worldwide over brake and fuel pump defects.

The car maker said the decision affected certain Avalon, Highlander and Lexus cars, including 740,000 cars in the US, 600,000 in Japan and 17,000 in the UK.

It wants to ensure that fluid does not leak from the brake master cylinder, causing the warning light to turn on.

The fault could cause the brake pedal to feel spongy, and braking performance to "gradually decline".

Richard Scott reports.

  • 21 Oct 2010
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