Toyota recalls 3.8 million cars after lithium battery in backseat crash

Toyota Motor Corp. said on Monday it would recall 3.9 million vehicles sold since the Japanese automaker recalled 3.6 million cars because of battery problems in the backseat of a passenger vehicle.

The recall covers the Toyota Yaris, Yaris Prime, Toyota Corolla and Corolla Prime.

It was announced in October.

The Japanese automakers has said that it will recall all cars in Japan that were sold between May 2018 and October 2018.

The company said the recall covers all Toyota Yarees, Yareys Prime, Corollas and Corollacs that were built from May 2017 to October 2017.

Toyota has recalled 1.6 billion vehicles globally.

The automaker said the recalls will be for all Toyota models and will cover a total of 3.4 million vehicles, which it said were sold from April 2020 through October 2020.