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Toyota recalls 6.4 m cars worldwide, 300,000 in Australia

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Toyota has issued a worldwide recall of 26 of its models, totalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide and approximately 300,000 in Australia.

Toyota Australia has recalled 118,600 previous generation Yaris three- and five-door hatchbacks and Yaris sedan vehicles (made between June 2005 and May 2010), and 179,000 current generation Hiluxes built between April 2004 and December 2009.

The Yaris recall is “due to the possibility that if the seat is moved forwards and backwards frequently the spring locking the driver's seat track in position may break.”

The Hilux recall is “due to the possibility that the spiral cable, which is part of the supplementary restraint system (SRS) located between the steering wheel and steering column, may become damaged when the steering wheel is repeatedly turned.”.

The ABC reports that the worldwide recall applies to 26 Toyota models as well as the Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia. Approximate recalls total 1.08 million vehicles in Japan, 2.3 million in North America, 770,000 in Europe and 62,000 in China.

It follows the car maker's 2012 recall of 7.4 million vehicles worldwide.

Image: Danny Lawson/PA

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