On Wednesday, Toyota announced two separate, voluntary recalls involving around 907,000 Corolla models for faulty air-bags and around 385,000 Lexus IS vehicles fitted with defective wipers, from a number of countries around the world.
Beginning with the Corolla and Corolla Matrix, a Toyota spokesman said that two crashes have been reported in the U.S. related to the air bag problem, but the company has not been able to confirm them.
According to the Japanese carmaker, the airbag control module for the supplemental restraint system in these models is susceptible to internal shorting, adding that in some instances, the front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioners "could inadvertently deploy".
In the case of the Lexus IS, Toyota said the wiper arm nuts might not be sufficiently tight and that if there's a buildup of heavy snow on the windshield, one or both of the wipers could become inoperative.
Toyota has not yet given a timeframe for the recall action but said it will notify owners via first class mail "in the near future".