June 29, 2011 / 6:13 AM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 1-US Toyota recalls some Highlander, Lexus vehicles

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June 29 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it would recall about 45,500 Highlander hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h model vehicles in the United States, citing faulty transistors in the control boards.

Some transistors in the recalled vehicles were inadequately soldered and could be damaged from heat during high-load driving, the automaker’s U.S. sales arm TMS USA said in a statement on Wednesday.

In most cases, the vehicles will enter a fail-safe driving mode, resulting in reduced power.

No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved in the recall, TMS USA said.

The owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified in mid-July and the automaker is currently trying to get the necessary replacement parts, it said.

Earlier this month, Toyota said it would recall 105,784 early model Prius cars, including 52,000 units in the United States, to fix a fault with the model’s steering and gearbox. (Reporting by Renju Jose in Bangalore; Editing by David Holmes)

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