26 Jan 2011

Toyota to recall 1.7m vehicles worldwide

10:16 pm on 26 January 2011

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is to recall nearly 1.7 million vehicles worldwide over concerns about a possible fuel leakage.

About 1.2 million models are being recalled in Japan and 421,000 overseas, the BBC reports.

Japan's transport ministry says slight cracks could appear in fuel pipes which could cause leakages if untreated.

Toyota says no accidents have been reported because of the flaw.

Vehicles to be recalled are Avensis and Lexus models.

The company recalled millions of cars last year for assorted faults, or potential problems.