CORRECTED-Toyota says to recall 185,000 cars globally, including Yaris

Wed Jul 3, 2013 2:18am EDT

(Corrects spelling of vehicle in second paragraph to Ractis, not Lactis)

TOKYO, July 3 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it is recalling around 185,000 vehicles globally including the Yaris compact due to a glitch in the electric power steering system, which could make the steering heavier.

Yaris models, known as the Vitz in Japan, made between November 2010 to March 2012 have been recalled. Toyota said it is also recalling the Verso-S, known as the Ractis in Japan, manufactured from August 2010 to August 2011.

The world's best selling carmaker is recalling around 130,000 vehicles in Japan, some 7,050 vehicles in Germany and about 7,000 vehicles in France, as well as in several other countries.

No accidents have been reported from this glitch, said Toyota spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto. (Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama and Yoko Kubota; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

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Comments (2)
Sypoth wrote:
Toyota recalling large numbers of vehicles for major safety and functionality issues has become the norm over the past five years, they have recalled more cars in the last three than they have sold in the last five, no other auto manufacturer has ever done this in the history of automobiles and no other manufacturer has had as many recalls in five years as Toyota has in one. This is not quality people, this is plain and simple bad engineering and shoddy construction. I’ve spent hours on the side of the road because of this brand of vehicle eating a critical part of it’s drive train over and over again due to a design defect never admitted to or recalled, this wasn’t limited to one model either, EVERY model my family has ever had has done this to us and we will never own another one of these death traps ever again!

Jul 03, 2013 3:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ClarkKent46 wrote:
Why do small cars have power steering? They don’t need it.

Jul 03, 2013 7:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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