Toyota to recall 11,500 Lexus

Toyota said it had received 12 reports of electrical problems causing the steering system to malfunction for a few seconds in four models — the LS460 and LS460L, and the LS600h and LS600hL hybrids.  “We are planning to recall a total of about 11,500 Lexus models worldwide,” Toyota Motor Corp spokesman Paul Nolasco told AFP. The Japanese government said the recall would include around 4,500 Lexus cars domestically. Mamoru Kato, auto analyst at Tokai Tokyo Securities, said the latest development showed Toyota was working to speed up its recall and quality control process after facing earlier criticism for being too slow.

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