Japanese car manufacturing giant Toyota Motor Corp has said that it would recall 4,12,000 high-end passenger cars in the United States for steering related problems.
Toyota, which has performed a range of car recalls this year, will recall 3,73,000 of its 2000-2004 model year Avalon sedans due to the fact that the steering lock bar in these vehicles could snap under certain conditions, it said in a statement.
Additionally the company will also recall 39,000 of its 2003-2007 model year LX470 sports utility vehicles due to problems related to steering shaft disengagement, Toyota said. There have been no reports of any accidents involving the LX470 models subject to the recall, Toyota said.
The world’s biggest automaker has already received reports of three separate accidents involving the Avalon sedan. No one has been injured in the accidents though, a Toyota spokesman said. He also added that it is unclear as of now to say that the three accidents have been caused by the possible defect that the company is fixing now.