Toyota recalls 2.77 million vehicles globally over 'steering shaft defect'
Automobile giant Toyota Motor Corp. has said that it is recalling 2.77 million vehicles globally over a steering shaft defect, which may result in faulty steering and a water pump problem.
The Japanese top carmaker said no accidents have been reported till now related to these two problems.
Some 1.51 million vehicles are being recalled for the steering defect in Japan and 1.25 million vehicles abroad, including 670,000 in the US, the Herald Sun reports.
According to the paper, affected models include the Prius hybrid, Corolla, Wish and other models produced in Japan from 2000 to last year, and from 2000 to 2009 overseas.
Toyota is also recalling 630,000 vehicles spanning five hybrid models, including the Prius, for a defective water pump, the paper said.
The steering issue could cause drivers to lose control of the vehicle, while the water pump problem could render it inoperable, the paper added.