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Toyota recalls top 1 million

in Corollas and wipers on Lexus IS fixing

In New Zealand, 16 Toyota vehicles are affected. Photo /

Toyota is recalling over one cars around the world for air bags and defective windshield though only a few New Zealand are affected.

The company is recalling cars, mostly Corollas, of air bags that can improperly when the vehicle’s electronic damage a chip in the part controls the bags.

It is also 385,000 Lexus IS luxury with wipers that can get if there is heavy snowfall.

As part of the air bag recall, Toyota is some 752,000 Corolla and Matrix cars in the US, about vehicles in Canada and thousands of vehicles in Japan and Mexico were manufactured between 2001 and May 2004. The part be corrected to be able to block signals.

But the recall does not any vehicles sold new in New Zealand and to just 16 used Toyota vehicles, imported by Toyota New

It may also apply to a small of used vehicles imported by parties.

Toyota New Zealand manager of customer services, Morris says, Owners of vehicles affected will be by mail. Toyota will a sub wire harness with to the airbag control module to the problem.

In the affected units the airbag could inadvertently because of low resistance to electrical in the airbag control module.

advises vehicle owners the action will take one hour and will be free.

In the company said there no accidents related to either but spokesman Naoto Fuse that two crashes were in the US related to the air bag problem. Toyota had not able to confirm them and said it is unclear whether was injured in the two crashes.

Toyota has confirmed 18 cases in the US of injuries from the air bag problem, he

In total, the carmaker has received 46 of problems involving the air bags North America, and one from and 25 reports of problems related to the wipers.

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The problem wipers affect kinds of Lexus IS models, from May 2005 to October including 270,000 vehicles in the US and 17,000 vehicles in Canada.

The also affects the Lexus IS in Europe, the Middle East and Toyota said.

No New Zealand new IS models are affected by the recall.

reputation for top quality has been in the past few years by massive for a spate of problems, including bad accelerator pedals and floor mostly in the US.

Executives have promised to up quality controls to repair image.Toyota has announced some recently, but they have relatively minor, such as mats, and generally affect manufactured before its latest to regain sterling quality.

month, Toyota agreed to pay than US$1 billion billion) in America to settle where vehicle owners the value of their vehicles after the company recalled of vehicles because of sudden-acceleration

-Additional reporting AP

By Liz Dobson

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