TOKYO (CBS NEWS) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.77 million vehicles around the world for a water pump problem and a steering shaft defect that may result in faulty steering — the latest in a spate of quality woes for Japan’s top automaker.
No accidents have been reported related to these two problems announced Wednesday, according to Toyota.READ MORE: Poll: American Families Jumping Hurdles To Feed Families & Overcome Food Challenges
Some 670,000 vehicles are being recalled for the steering defect in the U.S. Affected models include the Prius hybrid, Corolla, Wish and other models produced from 2000 to 2011 in Japan, and from 2000 to 2009 overseas.READ MORE: I-Team: Relief Money Slow To Reach Desperate Texas Renters Facing Eviction
Of those vehicles, some 620,000 spanning five hybrid models, including the Prius, have a defective water pump in addition to the steering shaft defect. Those vehicles were produced from 2001 to 2010 in Japan, and from 2003 to 2011 overseas. Another 10,000 vehicles with only a pump problem are also being recalled.Boston Man Sentenced For Bringing Women To North Texas To Work In Sex Trade
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