Toyota Motor Corp announced a recall of 361,800 vehicles globally, including the company’s popular Camry sedans, according to two reports. The recalls, which will mostly take place in Japan and Europe, are being conducted because of three separate defects, including one that caused drivers to lose control of the vehicle.
The Tokyo-based company said that it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries due to these defects but it will recall about 170,000 Camry sedans, of which nearly 120,000 are in Europe and about 60 cars, made between March 2011 and August 2014, are in the U.S. The cars reportedly had a defective ball joint that could result in the driver losing control of the vehicle. The company will also recall nearly 86,000 Crown and Crown Majesta cars in Japan due to a seat belt problem, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In another recall, Toyota will take back 105,800 Hiace and Regius Ace vans, and Dyna model trucks, mostly in Japan, to replace the vehicles’ fuel pipe, Reuters reported.
Last month, Toyota had recalled 1.67 million vehicles globally to address three other defects, including a faulty brake master cylinder, in its Toyota Crown, Noah and Auris models. The company is also facing a federal investigation in the U.S. over the use of airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.
A recent report had found that workers of Takata had been told to destroy the results of secret tests conducted on a number of faulty airbags, which have triggered the recalls of 14 million vehicles worldwide. Four deaths have so far been linked to the defective airbags, which reportedly ejected metal fragments and injured drivers.
Toyota is the largest seller of automobiles in the world, having recently pulled ahead of competitors like Volkswagen and General Motors. The auto maker sold 7.615 million cars in the first nine months of 2014, and currently targets to sell a total of 10.2 million vehicles this year.