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Toyota Announces New Round of Recalls

700,000 vehicles involved in separate safety-related actions.

by on Mar.09, 2012

Toyota is recalling the Venza again.

While Toyota sales in the U.S. are trending up with the market, the Japanese auto giant can’t seem to shake the recall bug that’s haunted it for the past two years.

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. has just announced it is recalling nearly 700,000 cars and trucks due to a variety of potential safety-related problems.  The recall comes barely a month after federal regulators opened an investigation into reports of fires in the driver’s side door of the maker’s popular Camry sedan and RAV-4 crossover.

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As part of the new recall, Toyota said certain Camry and Venza vehicles from the 2009 to 2011 model-years will need to have their the stop lamp switches replaced. Approximately 70,500 Camry and 116,000 Venza vehicles are covered by this recall.

In addition, certain 2005 to early 2009 Tacoma pickups will be recalled to replace the steering wheel spiral cable assembly. Approximately 495,000 Tacoma vehicles are covered by that service action.

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