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Daihatsu to recall 1.92 million cars over brake issues

This undated file photo shows a Daihatsu Motor Co. assembly line. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Daihatsu Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall about 1.92 million cars in Japan due to faults that can affect the vehicles' braking system.

The recall affects 1,916,973 cars across 22 models including the Move and Tanto minivehicles manufactured between December 2010 and September 2018. It also covers the Stella and Pixis Mega minicars, which were built by Daihatsu and sold by Subaru Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., respectively.

The minicar maker reported a total of 416 cases involving two types of problem affecting the brake system, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. No accidents have been caused.

In the cars subject to the recall, Daihatsu said, improper waterproofing of the cowl panel can cause rusting or perforation of the brake booster, resulting in a longer braking distance. It also warned that improper greasing work on a strut set can cause the brakes to malfunction.

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