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Toyota to recall 978,000 vehicles

Toyota Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it is recalling 978,000 sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks amid concerns over the power steering system. The affected vehicles include the 1990-1995 4Runner SUV, 1989-1995 truck 4WD and 1993-1998 T-100 pickup.

Toyota said a rod linking the steering wheel and the wheels may fracture under conditions where the steering wheel is turned while the vehicle is stopped. Owners will be notified beginning in mid-September, the company said.

U.S. sales were up 11.4 percent in the first eight months of this year.


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