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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:19 AM
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Toyota to fix 34,000 vehicles worldwide
Source: AP


TOKYO (AP) - Toyota will offer the same fix for stability control programming it has announced for the Lexus GX 460 in North America to vehicles in other regions, affecting 34,000 vehicles worldwide, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.

Toyota Motor Corp. will update the stability-control software program to reduce the risk of vehicles sliding in some Land Cruiser Prado vehicles, as well as the Lexus GX 460, sold in other regions, the company said in a statement.

The move to expand the measures to other regions follows Toyota's recall in North America and its agreement Monday to a record $16.4 million fine in the U.S., levied for a slow response in earlier recalls.

Toyota has been fighting to regain its once-sterling reputation amid a spate of recalls, which have ballooned to more than 8 million vehicles worldwide, needing fixes for faulty gas pedals, defective floor mats and braking software problems.

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