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Toyota Issues Five Recalls for 6.4M Vehicles

Toyota (NYSE:TM) issued five global recalls on Wednesday to address safety defects in 6.39 million vehicles, putting another blemish on the automaker's record for quality.The Japanese company is recalling a total of 27 models worldwide. In the U.S., 1.8 million vehicles are affected, including the Corolla from model-years 2009 to 2010.Toyota said the recalls also cover the 2008-2010 Highlander sport-utility vehicle, 2009-2010 Tacoma pickup truck and 2006-2008 RAV4 SUV in the U.S., plus certain Yaris models from 2006-2010, the 2008-2010 Scion xD and 2009-2010 Matrix.The most widespread defect concerns the cables for driver air-bag modules in 3.5 million cars worldwide. According to Toyota, the cables can be damaged when the steering wheel is turned, preventing the air bags from deploying. A warning light will be engaged if the problem occurs.Other vehicles in the U.S. and elsewhere have seats that may fail to lock into place. Globally, the issue affects 2.32 million vehicles, with 670,0...

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