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TOKYO (CBS/AP) — Toyota is recalling 6.39 million vehicles around the world for a variety of problems in more than two dozen models.

Toyota said no injuries or accidents prompted the recalls announced Wednesday. But two reports of fires are linked to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running.

Affected models include subcompacts, SUVs, minivans and sedans built between 2005 and 2010 with flawed seat-track or cable assemblies.

Read: Toyota Recall Details

Some vehicles were recalled for more than one problem.

The Pontiac Vibe, which is a General Motors model, is also involved because Toyota and GM made cars at the same plant in California and the recalled model is the same as the Toyota Matrix.

It was recalled for a problem with a spiral cable attached to an airbag. It is unrelated to a separate GM recall over ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

Subaru is partly owned by Toyota, and its Trezia was recalled because it was the same model as the Toyota Ractis.

For the recall, Toyota also reported problems with seat rails, the bracket holding the steering column in place, the windshield-wiper motor and a cable attached to the airbag module.

The recalls affect a large range of models, including the Corolla, RAV4, Matrix, Yaris, Highlander, and Tacoma.

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