Here we go again – another recall, and again from Toyota. The Japanese automaker has issued a global recall for almost 1.7 million cars, with various issues involved in the recall.

The main body of recalls are in Japan, concerning potential fuel leak problems, with the number being close to 1.3 million, making it the second largest recall issued in the country. A further 245,000 Lexus cars in the US were also recalled over similar issues. Affected US models are the 2006-2007 Lexus GS 300/350, 2006-2009 IS 250 and 2006-early 2008 IS 350 sedans.

Toyota said that the problem is caused by an improper installation of a sensor to measure fuel pressure, which may cause the device to loosen as a result of engine vibrations, possibly causing fuel to leak.

The recalled vehicles will be inspected for fuel leakage, and the sensor will be tightened if there are no leaks; if a leak is confirmed, the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe will be replaced, the company added.

The same problem was also found in Crown and Mark X models sold in Japan. Toyota says that there have been no reports of accidents or deaths due to this issue.

Elsewhere, recalls were also issued for 141,000 Avensis models sold in Europe and New Zealand, this time involving a fuel pipe-related issue, with irregular work possibly leading to cracks and fuel leakage. The problem was also found in 16 models sold in Japan, including the RAV4 SUV, Noah minivan and Wish MPVs.