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ATLANTA -- Toyota Motor Corporation is voluntarily recalling 369,000 vehicles worldwide, including about 235,000 in the U.S.
Some 74,000 will be recalled in Japan and 37,500 in Europe, reports CNN/Money.
No accidents or injuries had been reported in connection with the recalls, a Toyota spokesperson said.
The larger recall includes Highlander Hybrid models produced between 2006 and 2010 and Lexus RX 400h vehicles manufactured from 2006 to 2008.
In those SUVs, transistors in the hybrid system can overheat, triggering a warning that in some cases can result in the vehicle unexpectedly stopping while in operation, CNN/Money reports.
The second recall includes Lexus IS 350, IS 350C and GS 350 vehicles made between 2006 and 2011. The cars can stop while on the road due to bolts in the variable valve timing control device coming loose.
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)