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Toyota and Ford recall more than 26,000 vehicles in Canada


September 4, 2013
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Two auto giants recently announced recalls affecting more than 26,000 vehicles in Canada.

Toyota is recalling 200,000 vehicles worldwide for a hybrid-system problem, and another 169,000 vehicles for an engine bolt defect, including 11,543 in Canada.

Toyota Motor Corp. spokeswoman Shino Yamada said that there had been no accidents related to either recall.

The first recall is over an inverter in the hybrid system for the Lexus RX400 and the Highlander models overseas, and the Harrier and Kluger hybrids in Japan.

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The defect may cause an alarm to go off, and the hybrid may stop running, according to Toyota.

Some 141,000 vehicles are being recalled in the U.S. and 15,000 in Japan. In Canada, 7,621 Highlander Hybrids and Lexus RX400 vehicles are being recalled.

The second recall involves the Lexus GS350, IS350, Crown and Mark X models, including 106,000 vehicles in North America and 59,000 vehicles in Japan.

Toyota says 3,922 Lexus IS350, IS350C and GS350 vehicles are being recalled in Canada, also over concerns that the bolts may loosen, causing the engine to stall.

Owners of vehicles subject to these recalls will receive a notification by mail.

Meanwhile, Ford is recalling 370,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada due to potential corrosion to their steering shaft that may result in loss of steering.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The cars include 2005 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars. About 355,000 are in the U.S. and 15,000 in Canada.

 

With files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press