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Thursday, 10th April 2008
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Toyota announces minivan recall in Japan

Toyota has announced the product recall of a number of minivans in Japan.

Announcing the product recall earlier this week, the company has confirmed that it affects a total of 628,239 vans as there are fears that a flaw could result in the development of fuel tank cracks.

The company is to also withdraw certain vehicles in the US because of problems relating to window defects.

"Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 539,500 Corolla and Matrix passenger cars because the bolts in the power window system can become loose and ultimately cause a window to shatter," said Associated Press.

In Japan, the recalled vehicles are part of a batch of vehicles constructed between November 7th 2001 and May 31st 2007.

The affected vehicles are part of the company's Voxy and Noah range and a quantity are also known to be affected by a problem related to computer software.

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