Toyota Recalls Another 400,000 Luxury Cars

July 29, 2010

Toyota said today it is recallingl 412,000 luxury cars in the US due to steering issuues.

 The largest car manufacturer in the world had earlier recalled millions of its cars, said the latest recall involves 373,000 of its 2000-2004 model year Avalon sedans because the steering lock bar in these vehicles could break under certain conditions, it said in a statement.

It will also recall 39,000 of its 2003-2007 model year LX470 sports utility vehicles to eliminate the risk of steering shaft disengagement, the world’s biggest automaker said.

Toyota said it had received reports of three accidents involving the Avalon models subject to the recall though there have been no injuries reported, according to CNBC news.

It is not clear if the three accidents are related to the possible defect Toyota is now trying to fix, he added.

There have been no reports of accidents involving the LX470 models subject to the recall, Toyota said.

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