A massive recall involving more than 2 million cars in Japan has prompted Toyota to issue a nationwide recall for the safety of millions of vehicles and to replace more than 1.5 million of them.
Toyota said Thursday it will recall more than 12 million vehicles nationwide starting Monday.
The recall covers vehicles from 2010 through 2019, but Toyota said it has been working with automakers to make sure those models have not been affected.
Toyota, which has a global presence in Japan, said it expects to issue about 1.1 million vehicles a day in the recall, which is intended to be complete by the end of the month.
The vehicles affected are vehicles that have had their original battery, alternator and fuel system replaced.
The company said it will continue to monitor the condition of those vehicles and will make updates as needed.
The recalls will cover nearly 1 million Toyota Prius models, about 600,000 Acura RDX sedans and about 500,000 Toyota Hilux vehicles.
Toyota has not released details on the vehicles that are being recalled.
Toyota was criticized earlier this year for its failure to prevent the fires that forced nearly 2 million people from their homes and led to the deaths of at least 16 people in the U.S. and Canada.
Toyota recalled 4.4 million cars and trucks worldwide in March 2015 after fires that caused $2.2 billion in damage.
The fires in the United States were blamed on faulty ignition switches that allowed gasoline-powered vehicles to start, resulting in the release of thousands of barrels of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere.
Toyota blamed faulty ignition switch components and the “erratic behavior” of the vehicles.
In addition, Toyota said that the fires occurred because of the ignition switches of a different model, which were not tested or certified.
The problem with that recall was that it focused only on the faulty ignition and did not include the ignition systems of other models.