Toyota Recalls 550K Vehicles Over Steering Defect

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 1:43 PM EST) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 550,000 vehicles worldwide over potentially defective crankshaft pulleys that could make them difficult to steer, the company announced Wednesday.

The recall involves about 283,200 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus vehicles in the U.S. and about 100,000 in other countries, which may need crankshaft pulley replacements on the V6 engine, according to a company statement.

While the majority of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S., the company is also recalling some cars in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East,...
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