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Tuesday, 2nd March 2010
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Toyota hit by more car faults

Japanese car manufacturer is in the process of fixing over 1.6 million cars globally, after another fault was found to be impacting a number of its vehicles.

Following problems with faulty accelerators and floor mats, the manufacturer recalled millions of cars in the US, Asia, Europe and South America, but earlier this week a new problem with oil hoses was found.

Some 1.3 million cars have been recalled in North America after potentially leaky oil hoses. Repairs for this problem have been ongoing in Japan since October last year.

Models impacted include the Sienna minivan, the Highlander, the Blade, the Vanguard and the Harrier.

However, Toyota has said that this latest issue does not count as another recall as it is a "service campaign" in which car owners are informed of the problems through their dealer.

It also noted that the fault with oil hoses is not a safety issue.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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