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Toyota Recalling Hybrid SUVs, Lexus Models

September 4, 2013

Toyota Motor Corp is recalling about 200,000 hybrid Sport Utility Vehicles, including the Lexus RX400h, worldwide to fix a defect in the inverter, the Japanese carmaker said Wednesday.

Toyota is also separately recalling about 169,000 vehicles, including the Lexus GS350, the Lexus IS350 and Crown, over a flaw in engine parts.

There have been no reports of injuries or accidents due to the defective parts, company spokeswoman Kayo Doi said.

Toyota is recalling about 141,000 hybrid SUVs in North America, 37,000 in Europe and 15,000 in Japan.

The problem with engine parts will entail a recall of 106,000 units in North America, 59,000 in Japan and 500 in Europe, Doi said.

The recall includes Lexus GS350 manufactured between July 2005 and July 2011, and Crown made between September 2005 and July 2011, Toyota said.

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Source: Copyright Deutsche Presse-Agentur ??? Engl 2013

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