[b]Recall for Celica's Built between 7/22/99 and 7/5/00[b/]
September 15, 2004

Toyota Motor Corp., Asia's largest automaker, said Tuesday it will recall about 646,000 vehicles starting today to fix the brakes in four models.

The automaker will recall Yaris Verso, Scion xB, Celica and MR-S models built between July 22, 1999, and July 5, 2000, said spokeswoman Ai Ishitoya. No accidents related to the faults have been reported, the Japanese transport ministry said on its Web site.

The recall is the biggest for Toyota since May 2003. The automaker has announced at least two other recalls this year. Recalls among Japanese automakers have been rising as they introduce the most new vehicles in a decade and share parts among different models.

Toyota will recall about 470,000 vehicles outside of Japan, including the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia.