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Wednesday, 19th May 2010
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Toyota recalls more vehicles

Japanese car giant Toyota has announced it is recalling more than 4,000 Lexus cars after safety fears, in the latest in a long line of product recalls by the firm.

According to Toyota, the cars may have issues with the computerised steering controls. In total, the firm has received 12 complaints about the vehicles, but no accidents linked to the fault have so far been reported.

The news follows the recall of millions of Toyota cars worldwide after issues with acceleration and faulty pedals earlier this year. In those recalls, Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Prius, Matrix and Corolla models were among those called back to factories for repairs.

Faults in these cars are thought to have contributed to a number of fatal accidents around the world.

Now, Toyota has called back 4,500 Lexus models LS460, LS460L, LS600hL and LS600h in Japan, China, the US and Europe.

The firm was criticised for its slow handling of previous safety issues and has pledged to make significant changes to its testing processes.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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