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29M vehicles for air bags

Toyota is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corolla models, around the world for faulty air bags and another 385, oakley 000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers.

Toyota Motor Corp. related to the air bag problem, but Toyota had not been able to confirm them. Fuse said it was unclear whether anyone had been injured in the two crashes. of abrasion type injuries from the air bag problem, he said.

Initially, the Japanese automaker had said there were no acci oakley dents related to either probl oakley em. In total, it received 46 reports of problems involving the air bags from North America, and one from Japan, and 25 reports of problems related to the windshield wipers. and thousands of similar vehicles in Japan, Mexico and Canada that were manufactured between December 2001 and May 2004 are being recalled for air bags that can improperly inflate. Some 141,000 vehicles in Canada are part of that recall, according to Toyota.

The air bags inadvertently inflate when the vehicle’s electronic signals damage a chip in the part that controls the air bags, Fuse said. Under the recall, the part will be correc oakley ted to be able to block such signals, he said. and nearly 17,000 vehicles in Canada. The recall also affects the Lexus IS sold in Europe, the Middle East and China, Toyota said.

Executives have repeatedly promised to beef up quality controls and be quicker with recalls to repair Toyota’s image. but also in Asia.

Toyota has announced some recalls in recent months, but they have been relatively minor, such as floor mats, and generally affect vehicles manufactured before its latest efforts to regain sterling quality.

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