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Toyota to recall 1.1m cars globally

At least 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the US to be recalled

  • Reuters
  • Published: 15:09 January 30, 2013
  • Gulf News

Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp will recall 1.1 million cars globally for defects, including 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the United States to fix airbags that could be deployed inadvertently, the automaker said on Wednesday.

The airbag problems have caused minor injuries such as abrasions in 18 cases that have been reported, Toyota spokesman Naoto Fuse said.

An IC chip in the airbag control unit can malfunction when it receives electrical interference from other cars, causing the airbags to deploy when it is not necessary, Fuse said.

Separately, Toyota will also recall 385,000 Lexus IS and its series, including 270,000 Lexus IS vehicles in the United States over wiper problems.

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