Toyota announces global recall of 3.2 mil vehicles

SOUTHFIELD: Toyota Motor Corp is recalling 3.2 million vehicles worldwide, more than half of which are in the US, to fix faulty fuel pumps.

The safety campaign involves certain Lexus- and Toyota-brand cars and trucks for the 2013-2019 model years, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

That includes about 1.8 million vehicles sold in the US and another 158,262 in Canada.

Toyota is almost doubling an initial recall in January that was limited to about 696,000 vehicles in the US.

The action was necessitated by potentially defective fuel pumps that may stop operating and cause engine stalls that increase the risk of a crash, the company said.

The carmaker issued a separate recall in January for about 2.9 million vehicles with electronic-control units that could affect the deployment of airbags in certain sedan models.