TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 260,000 vehicles to fix a diesel engine problem.
The recall includes 5,800 vehicles sold in Europe and 2,000 sold in Latin America. None of the affected vehicles was sold in North America.
Toyota said 170,000 diesel-powered Land Cruiser, Hiace, Granvia and HiLux/4Runner vehicles were being recalled to replace a faulty rubber plug in an engine cylinder that might leak coolant.
Those vehicles were built between December 1994 and February 1997.
Another 74,000 Japan-only vehicles are being recalled to correct a coil in the control valve of the fuel-injection system.
Some 14,000 vehicles with both problems also are being recalled.
Toyota estimated the cost of the recall at ¥4 billion, or about $34.8 million at current exchange rates, in Japan, plus $1.7 million overseas.