Toyota recalling 185,000 vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 185,000 vehicles globally, mostly in Japan and Europe, for a glitch in the power steering. No accidents have been reported related to this problem

FILE - This March 31, 2010 file photo shows the Toyota logo on a car at the New York International Auto Show in New York. Toyota Motor Corp. officials say the company has settled what was to be the first in a group of hundreds of pending wrongful death and injury lawsuits involving sudden, unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 185,000 vehicles globally, mostly in Japan and Europe, for a glitch in the power steering. No accidents have been reported related to this problem.

Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons says the recall reported Wednesday covers 123,000 vehicles in Japan, including the Vitz compact, and 46,000 vehicles in Europe, including the Yaris, all produced between August 2010 and March 2012.

It also covers 11,000 Subaru Trezia vehicles produced under an OEM deal, all in Japan, he said.

Only about 100 vehicles were affected in North America.

The problem can short circuit the power steering, causing a warning lamp go on and a buzzer to go off. It can also suspend power-steering assistance, so the driver needs to work harder to steer, according to Toyota.


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