Toyota Highlander recalled for wiring issue

June 30, 2011 12:00 AM

In the wake of the recall scandal last year, Toyota has been trying to rebuild its image with regards to vehicle safety. Unfortunately for the Japanese brand, it appears that another recall has just popped up.

Toyota has announced that it plans to recall 82,200 vehicles in the U.S. for problems related to faulty wiring, according to the Detroit Free Press. The issue is restricted to Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX400h vehicles made between 2006 and 2007.

The Japanese automaker says that a computer board that runs some of the vehicle systems may be improperly soldered. During particularly intense driving, Toyota admits that the board may become loose, which could affect a wide range of vehicle functions.

According to the automaker, were this to happen, the vehicle would most likely coast to a stop or slowly lose power until stopping. So far, no injuries have been reported in relation to the issue.

The recall only affects models made in the U.S., not any of the cars sold in Japan. Toyota says it is working on obtaining replacement parts for the vehicles and will send notices to all owners about repairs by mid-July.

The latest recall for Toyota is just one of a string of bad luck for the company. After it was cleared of most wrongdoing in the recall scandal, the company was hit by the Japanese earthquake, a problem that has led to the company drastically reducing its projected revenue for the year. 

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