Toyota Considers Corolla Recall

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Toyota is considering recalling its popular Corolla subcompact car for power-steering problems today.

The Associated Press reports that Toyota hasn't figured out what's wrong with the Corollas yet, but that there are dozens of complaints on file in the U.S. about the power-steering in the most popular car in the world. Drivers may feel as though they are losing control over the steering while driving, said Shinichi Sasaki, the Toyota executive in charge of quality controls.

The news about a potential Corolla recall comes as Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, has announced he plans to skip a trip to the U.S. for a congressional hearing about his company's safety problems.

"I trust that our officials in the U.S. will amply answer the questions," Toyoda told The AP. "We are sending the best people to the hearing, and I hope to back up the efforts from headquarters."

In January, Toyota issued a recall for 4.5 million cars for sticking accelerator problems. Next, it had to deal with hundreds of complaints on file about brake problems in the Prius.

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