TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 544,172 vehicles worldwide to fix defective brake lights or fuel pumps. It is Toyota's second-largest recall this year.
The number includes about 250,000 exported to the United States, Canada and other markets. The vehicles were built from January 1999 to August 2004.
One defect prevents brake lights from operating in the Toyota Prius, Lexus RX 300 and RX 330 and other models. The fuel-pump problem can cause engines to stall in Sienna minivans in the Japanese market. No accidents have been reported as a result of either problem.
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