Toyota Recalls 369K Highlander, Lexus Vehicles

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling 369,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles worldwide for engine problems that could cause the SUVs and cars to shut down while being driven.

In one of two separate voluntary safety recalls, the company is recalling about 200,000 model year 2006 to 2010 Highlander hybrids and model year 2006 to 2008 Lexus RX 400h SUVs. Approximately 133,000 of these are in North America. Toyota said the problem is that transistors within the hybrid system’s inverter assembly can become heat damaged...
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