Toyota recalls more than 1.25 million cars for faulty equipment.
Thursday, January 31
The world's top automaker announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.29 million automobiles for faulty equipment. The Associated Press is reporting the company is recalling: The story says Toyota has received 46 reports of air bag problems in North America and one from Japan, along with 25 reports of windshield wiper problems. For the full story, click here.
The car company announced two recalls on Wednesday.
Toyota is recalling about 670,000 Toyota Prius vehicles in the U.S. because of problems with vehicles' steering. In addition, 350,000 of these same vehicles are being recalled because of problems with the electric water pump for the hybrid system, Toyota announced on Wednesday. According to Toyota: Due to insufficient hardness treatment of some of the extension shafts, the splines that connect the extension shaft to the steering gear box may deform if the steering wheel is frequently and forcefully turned to the full left or full right position while driving at slow speeds. This deformation may create increased internal clearance and the splines may eventually, over time, wear out. Toyota dealers will inspect the extension shaft to …