Toyota Recalling 1.5 Million Vehicles due to Brake, Fuel Pump Problems

Toyota issues recall of 1.5 million carsToyota recently announced a recall of 1.5 million motor vehicles due to problems with the brakes' master cylinder and with the fuel pump.

The brakes' master cylinder can leak under certain circumstances, causing a loss in braking fluid and potentially decreasing braking power, the New York Times reports. The fuel pump can experience electrical problems that can cause the engine to stall.

A Toyota spokesman has stated that he is unaware of any accidents linked to these defects.

The news provider reports that the volume of vehicles recalled in North America is about 750,000, and models recalled in the United States include the Avalon, the non-hybrid Highlander and certain Lexus models, all manufactured between 2004 and 2006.

Toyota has said that it plans to notify owners of recalled vehicles by mailings, and that dealers will replace brakes' master cylinders free of charge, according to the news source.

This most recent incident comes as the Japanese automaker continues to deal with the massive sudden acceleration problem that forced them to recall millions of vehicles. Toyota has recently said that it has repaired about 65 percent of the vehicles affected by that recall in the United States.