Toyota announces major vehicle recall

<p>Over 800,000 cars are being recalled by Toyota.</p>

Toyota has confirmed it is recalling more than 800,000 vehicles over a potential airbag fault.

The manufacturer revealed that the models affected were all made in 2012-13 and include the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza.

A spokeswoman for Toyota told the BBC that it has only been told of two minor incidents as a result of the problem, which involves water leaking into the airbag control module.

Vivek Vaidya, an auto analyst with consulting firm Frost & Sullivan told the BBC that Toyota's reputation could be damaged by the latest vehicle recall.

This is the third time in recent months that the manufacturer has called its cars back in, with Mr Vaidya adding: "If you have one big recall, it is still manageable. But if (a company) calls back different vehicle models at different times for unrelated issues, customers tend to have a re-think about your quality assurance."

The share price of Toyota is down by more than two per cent today (October 18th) on the back of the recall of 885,000 of its new vehicles.

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