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Toyota, Chrysler and Honda plan recalls

March 7, 2011 |  8:08 am

Toyota Motor Corp. will recall about 22,000 vehicles because a tire-pressure monitoring system might fail to notify drivers of a flat or deflated tire. The recall affects Toyota Sequoia, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles from model years 2008-2011. Fjcruiser

Toyota has issued recalls of more than 13 million vehicles since September 2009 in the U.S. alone, including the recall of more than 2 million vehicles to correct problems with floor mats and other issues that could cause unintended acceleration.

Meanwhile, Chrysler Group will recall about 20,000 2010 and 2011 model year Jeep Wranglers to tighten the fasteners that attach the axles to the chassis. Federal safety regulators said the loose fasteners could lead to a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

And American Honda Motor Co. will recall about 37,000 Civic hybrids from the 2006 and 2007 model years to replace a voltage converter that can cause the engine to stall and prevent the car from being
restarted.

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-- Jerry Hirsch
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Photo: FJ Cruisers at Longo Toyota in El Monte. Credit: Getty Images

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