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Published on Sep 04, 2013 by Edgar Snyder

Toyota Recalls 369,000 Highlander and Lexus Vehicles

Toyota and Lexus recall

Toyota has announced two recalls, affecting 369,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles. While there have not yet been any reported accidents or injuries caused by the faults, there are reports of vehicles stopping on roads mid-operation. Affected vehicle owners will be notified by mail then instructed on how to have the faulty parts replaced.

The first recall affects Highlander Hybrid models produced between 2006 and 2010 as well as Lexus RX 400h vehicles produced between 2006 and 2008. In these vehicles, the hybrid system can overheat, triggering a warning mechanism that causes the car to unexpectedly stop.

The second recall affects Lexus models IS 350, IS 350C, and GS 350 produced between 2006 and 2011. In these models, bolts can loosen in the variable valve timing control device, again causing the vehicles to stop mid-operation.

This is Toyota's second recall since June. In recent years, Toyota has announced other major recalls for various reasons including sticking gas pedals, fuel leakage, and faulty braking systems.

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"Toyota recalls 369,000 vehicles." CNN.com. September 4, 2013.
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