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Mideast to be unaffected by Toyota recall

Japanese carmaker is to recall 1.7 million vehicles worldwide but Middle East will not be included

Mideast to be unaffected by Toyota recall
FIXING IT Toyota issued a global recall of 1.7 million vehicles, including Noah minivans and Avensis and Lexus car models (Getty Images)

Toyota owners in the Middle East will not be impacted by a worldwide recall announced by the Japanese carmaker, Al Futtaim Motors confirmed on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Toyota issued a global recall of 1.7 million vehicles, including Noah minivans and Avensis and Lexus car models.

However, a spokesperson from Al Futtaim Motors, the Japanese carmaker’s official supplier in the UAE, confirmed that the recall will not affect owners in the Middle East.

The recall is due to problems with a faulty fuel pump and connecting pipe and is Toyota's biggest recall in six years and its second-biggest ever for a single defect, said Toyota spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto.

Toyota's last big recall was in October when it said it would fix 1.66 million Avalons, Highlanders and other models worldwide mainly for a defect in the master cylinder brake seal.

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