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Three carmakers to recall about 79,000 vehicles

Toyota will recall about 22,000 Sequoia, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles; Chrysler will recall about 20,000 Jeep Wranglers; and Honda will recall about 37,000 Civic hybrids.

March 08, 2011|By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times

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 the 2008 to 2011 model years.

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 Jeep Wranglers from the 2010 and 2011 model years 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.

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

jerry.hirsch@latimes.com

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