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TOKYO — Toyota, the world’s largest carmaker, called back more than 6 million vehicles to fix a range of safety defects in one of the biggest recall announcements in automotive history.
The company found five types of safety hazards in vehicles including such top sellers as the Camry sedan, RAV4 sport-utility vehicle and Corolla compact car, according to a statement Wednesday. The carmaker is not aware of any injuries or fatalities linked to the defects, it said.
The announcement, covering years as far back as 2006, is a sign of a more aggressive approach to recalls at Toyota, analysts said. Last month, the Justice Department ended a four-year investigation of the automaker, imposing a $1.2 billion criminal penalty after finding that the company concealed information about defects that caused sudden, unintended acceleration in several models. The penalty was the largest ever levied on an automaker.