New car recall woe at Toyota

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JAPANESE car maker Toyota will recall nearly 1.3m cars globally for faulty airbags and windscreen wipers, the firm announced yesterday.

The recall, which is not thought to affect UK customers, includes left-hand drive models of certain Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles, as well as some Lexus IS cars.

It is the third major Toyota recall since October, and echoes a series of faulty models that caused the firm to lose its crown as the world’s biggest selling car maker in 2011.