Beleaguered Japanese automaker, Toyota Motor, announced yet another giant recall for more than 420,000 vehicles in the US with potential steering problems.
The recall affects 283,200 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus vehicles in the U.S., the company said. Worldwide it covers 550,000 cars. The recall only affects V-6 engines and will replace a defective crankshaft pulley.
To date there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problems, according to a news release from Toyota at their Southern California facility in Torrence.
Since September 2009, Toyota has issued recalls covering more than 13 million vehicles in the U.S. With the company facing hundreds of lawsuits, safety experts and industry analysts contend that quality problems could haunt the world’s largest automaker for years to come, affecting its reputation and bottom line.
Starting in January, the company will mail owners a notice to make an appointment with a dealer.
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