Toyota Recalls Hybrid SUVs Over Electronics Issue

Toyota announced it is recalling more than 80,000 hybrid SUVs sold in the United States. Possible faulty wiring could cause the vehicles to lose power or stop running completely. The recall involves the Highlander hybrid SUV and Lexus hybrid SUV.

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MONTAGNE: Toyota says it's recalling more than 80,000 hybrid SUVs sold in the U.S. The problem: electronics. Possible faulty wiring could cause the vehicles to lose power or stop running completely. The recall involves the Highlander hybrid SUV and Lexus hybrid SUV.

The announcement yesterday comes at a tough time for Toyota. The company is still recovering from serious production delays and financial troubles caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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