Toyota recalls 412,000 vehicles in U.S. to fix steering problems
Toyota Motor Corp. said it is recalling nearly half a million vehicles, most of them large sedans sold in the U.S., for problems that can cause the steering wheel to lock up. The recall affects 412,000 vehicles in the U.S.: 373,000 Avalon sedans and 39,000 Lexus LX 470 SUVs.
Toyota has been embroiled in its recall crisis since October, when it announced a recall of 5.3 million vehicles to fix floor mats that can trap pedals and cause unintended acceleration. A number of recalls have since brought Toyota’s total to nearly 9.5 million vehicles.