Toyota expands recall programme

The fix for stability control programming offered by Toyota for the Lexus GX 460 in North America will be available to vehicles in other regions, the car manufacturer has announced.

Toyota's update for the stability-control software programme, affecting 34,000 vehicles worldwide, reduces the risk of vehicles sliding in some Landcruiser Prado vehicles, along with the Lexus GX 460, sold in other regions, the company confirmed.

The Japanese carmaker has recently recalled vehicles in North America and agreed a record £11 million fine in the US for a slow response in earlier recalls. Toyota is now battling to save its reputation amid the series of recalls, which increased to more than eight million vehicles worldwide.

A total of 13,000 GX 460 vehicles require the update, with 9,400 located in the US, 1,000 in Russia and 1,000 in Oman.

Also affected are some types of left-hand-drive Land Cruiser Prado models. Those models total 21,000 globally, including 4,400 in Oman, 4,000 in Russia and 1,500 in the United Arab Emirates, according to Toyota.

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