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Toyota recalls 9,400 Lexus in N America

Updated: 2010-04-20 11:07
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CHICAGO: Toyota Motor Corp Monday afternoon announced a recall of 9,400 units of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 after it suspended sales last week.

Monday's recall is the latest in a string of campaigns the automaker has issued since January as its safety record has come under scrutiny.

The company will issue a software update to the Vehicle Stability Control system, which helps control a loss of traction in turns as a result of front- or rear-wheel slippage during cornering.

The recall covers 9,400 vehicles in North America and about 1,000 in other countries. It covers all vehicles built since November 16, 2009.

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If the SUV is driven through a sharp turn at a high speed, "this could cause the rear tires to slip so that the vehicle strikes a curb or slides off pavement," Toyota said in a letter to US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Monday, adding that it could cause a crash. The electronic stability control system did not initiate fast enough.

Monday's recall follows the April 16 call-back of nearly 600,000 1998-2010 Sienna minivans to address potential corrosion in the spare tire carrier cable in cold weather states.

Toyota has also recalled about 8.5 million vehicles over sudden acceleration concerns, including 6 million in the United States.