January 28, 2009

Toyota recalling 1.35M cars

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling more than 1.35 million vehicles worldwide due to faulty seat belts and exhaust pipe defects, the Japanese company said.

ChannelNewsAsia.com reported Wednesday that affected models are the Belta, Ractis and Vitz models, all assembled in Japan.

Toyota's Asia-Pacific's general manager of external affairs, Enomoto Masato, said the models the company sells in Singapore are not affected as they are assembled in Thailand.

Toyota said it was also recalling 830,000 Yaris cars in overseas markets including the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia, the Web sits reported.