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Monday, 2nd August 2010
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Toyota reveals further car recalls

Japanese manufacturer Toyota has announced a new wave of car recalls following months of safety problems which have blighted the firm and seen millions of motors recalled around the world.

The new recalls will take place across the US and Japan and will mostly impact Avalon cars made between 2000 and 2004.

A total of 428,000 cars will be called back over concerns that there may be problems with some parts of the steering wheel. Models impacted by the Toyota recall, which follows numerous other worldwide call backs over the past few months, include Land Cruisers, Land Cruiser Wagons, Avalon sedans and Lexus LX470 SUVs.

The current president and chief executive officer of Toyota Akio Toyoda - who is the grandson of the company's original founder - was called before US Congress to explain the firm's safety and quality checking systems following a number of fatal crashes thought to be linked to faults with car accelerators.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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