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Thursday, 18th February 2010
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Toyota admits further car problems

Japanese manufacturer Toyota is considering whether or not to recalls its best-selling model - and the world's most popular car - over more safety fears, it has been reported.

Following problems with a number of models, including faulty accelerators and footwell mats, the firm is now considering a recall of its Corolla vehicle.

Yesterday (February 17th), Toyota said it is to look into a number of complaints - around 100, the Mirror reported - that it has received about problems with the power steering in its Corollas.

The news comes ahead of a US investigation which will look at some half a million Toyota vehicles and check them for any safety problems.

Toyota cars have always been known for their build quality and high levels of safety and this most recent scandal comes on the back of weeks of problems for the firm.

Shares in Toyota have been falling over the past few weeks and were down by six per cent at the start of this month.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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