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The Toyota Motor Corp. badge is seen on the company's Corolla Sedan Hybrid on display at the company's offices in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toyota Recalls 3.2 million vehicles globally over faulty pumps

The Toyota Motor Corp. badge is seen on the company's Corolla Sedan Hybrid on display at the company's offices in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

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

The recall includes about 1.8 million vehicles sold in the US.

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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 Toyota Motor Corp. badge is seen on the company’s Corolla Sedan Hybrid on display at the company’s offices in Tokyo, Japan.

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

Back in January, Toyota Motor Corp. recalled roughly 2.9 million vehicles over a faulty electronic control unit that could malfunction in certain crashes and cause air bags and seatbelt pre-tensioners — the devices that tighten belts in a crash — to not deploy, the company said in a statement.