21 Oct 2015

Toyota recalls 6.5 million vehicles over fire risk

8:47 pm on 21 October 2015

Car giant Toyota has launched another mass vehicle recall.

It is recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide over a power window glitch which presents a fire risk.

The recalled models include the Yaris, Corolla, Camry and RAV-Four, produced between 2005 and 2010.

The company said it had not received reports of accidents or injuries tied to the defect.

The recall is the latest by the world's biggest carmaker.

In recent months, Toyota has recalled nearly 10 million vehicles outfitted with defective air bags linked to several deaths globally.

It was not known how many of the vehicles are affected in New Zealand by the latest problem.