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Toyota issues recall announcement affecting 880,000 vehicles

May 2005-Toyota Motor Corp. said it is recalling about 880,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks worldwide because of a defect that could affect steering. In the United States, 774,856 Toyota SUVs and pickup trucks have been recalled, including the 2001-2004 model years of the Tacoma, the 2001-2002 versions of the 4Runner and the 2002-2004 model years of the Tundra and Sequoia. Toyota's recall announcement also affects 22,000 vehicles in Japan, 22,000 vehicles in Europe, 14,000 vehicles in Australia and 10,800 vehicles throughout the rest of the world. Read More


"SUVs on the Road Continue to Grow"

July 21, 2003
Ten percent of all vehicles on the road are SUVs, adding up to 22 million SUVs. There was a huge increase in demand for the large vehicles in the mid 1990s, raising the risk of deadly and serious accidents for everybody on the roads. According to the NHTSA, highway deaths were at a 12-year high in 2002, with 43,000 deaths. The 14% increase in deadly SUV rollover crashes contributed to the 12-year high.

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