Toyota Recalls 400K More Cars Over Steering Issues

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday a recall of more than 400,000 Avalon sedans and Lexus 470 SUVs sold in the U.S. due to steering problems, adding to the millions of other vehicles the beleaguered automaker has recalled in recent months.

The first part of the recall, which involves about 373,000 2000 to 2004 model year Avalons, addresses the possibility that the car's steering lock bar could break under certain conditions, according to Toyota.

Because of improper casting of the steering lock bar, there is a possibility...
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