03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Toyota To Recall 470,000 Cars Due To Defective Parts

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it was recalling more than 470,000 cars in Japan due to problems with the fuel and steering systems in the latest dent to the automaker's reputation for quality.

The Japanese auto giant will recall 277,074 passenger cars of eight models, including the Crown luxury sedan, produced in Japan between September 1999 and October 2004, the automaker said.

Toyota said the recall was aimed at exchanging parts used in the fuel control system and pipes, which may cause fuel leaks.

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