Toyota has recalled about 3.4 million vehicles to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain air bags that may crack and injure occupants. The larger fuel tank recall affects 2.87 million vehicles worldwide, including Prius hybrids and Corolla compacts, according to the company. Toyota said fuel emissions control canisters could crack and result in leaks when the vehicles have full tanks of gas.
The other global recall of 1.43 million Prius hybrids and Lexus CT compact cars is to repair Autoliv Inc.-supplied curtain air bags that have cracked and partially inflated in parked vehicles. About 932,000 vehicles are involved in both recalls, according to Toyota.
Toyota said it isn’t aware of crashes, injuries or fatalities related to the curtain air bag or fuel tank flaws.
Autoliv says it is aware of a few cases where air bags have partially inflated in parked Prius cars exposed to temperature swings. The vehicles involved in the air-bag recall were produced from October 2008 to April 2012, and the cars with faulty fuel canisters were built between April 2006 and August 2015, Toyota said.
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