Toyota recalls 1.75m cars to fix brakes, fuel leaks

It's the first major global campaign by Toyota since US move in August to supervise the carmaker's safety procedures


TOYOTA Motor Corp, the carmaker under supervision in the United States by an independent safety monitor, recalled 1.75 million vehicles worldwide to fix flaws in the braking and fuel systems.

The Lexus IS, GS and LS luxury sedans and Toyota Auris compact hatchback are among the 10 models being called back, according to an email from the Toyota City, Japan-based carmaker. The company said that it isn't aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities resulting from the defects.

The safety campaign is Toyota's fourth this year involving at least one million vehicles as the auto industry responds to scrutiny over tardy recalls. General Motors Co (GM) has called back a record 30 million cars...

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