Toyota's recall woes continue, this time with a steering-related issue that affects 4,500 vehicles sold in Japan and 7,000 sold in other parts of the world, including 3,800 vehicles sold here.
The problem centers around the computer that controls the speed-sensitive steering system. Some drivers have complained that the system has been too slow to return to normal after the system makes an adjustment. No accidents have been reported.
The recall affects Lexus' top-line LS sedans.
Toyota is making an effort to move more quickly on recalls, after the company has taken a public-relations beating thanks to unintended acceleration problems. Toyota has taken a lot of heat for other quality problems, as well.
In this case, Toyota has a chance to prove that the company is on top of the issue.
[Source: Chicago Breaking Business]