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After two bumper years, Toyota braces for shift to slower growth

By Yoko Kubota and Maki Shiraki TOYOTA CITY, Japan/TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> is set to post record growth for the year just ended - with a likely $10 billion surge in operating profit - but the mood at its HQ in Japan's prosperous automotive heartland is cautious as executives warn of a leaner year ahead.

Toyota rolling out efficient gasoline engine using technology developed for its hybrids

TOKYO - Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday the engine will be rolled out in 14 models this year and next year.

Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles for steering, other faults

By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T>, in its second-largest recall announcement, said on Wednesday that it would call back 6.39 million vehicles globally, and analysts saw automakers increasingly turning to recalls rather than risk bad publicity or legal costs. Rival General Motors Co is in the midst of its own recall of 2.6 million cars related to an ignition switch problem, which has been linked to at least 13 deaths.

Toyota recalls almost 6.4 million vehicles

Tokyo, Apr 9 (EFE).- Toyota Motor Corporation, the world's leading automaker, issued on Wednesday one of the largest recalls in its history, a move affecting 6.39 million vehicles and 27 different models worldwide, to correct problems with the steering, airbag and the seats. The recall order - apart from the economic cost of it, which is still unknown - is a new blow to the image of a manufacturer that gained fame for its "Toyota Method," known for putting the accent on "continuous improvement."

Toyota recalls almost 6.4 million vehicles

Tokyo, Apr 9 (EFE).- Toyota Motor Corporation, the world's leading automaker, issued on Wednesday one of the largest recalls in its history, a move affecting 6.39 million vehicles and 27 different models worldwide, to correct problems with the steering, airbag and the seats. The recall order - apart from the economic cost of it, which is still unknown - is a new blow to the image of a manufacturer that gained fame for its "Toyota Method," known for putting the accent on "continuous improvement."

Toyota to recall nearly 6.5 million vehicles for steering, other faults

By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp, in its second-largest recall announcement, said on Wednesday that it would call back 6.39 million vehicles globally after uncovering five different faults involving parts ranging from steering to seats. The world's biggest automaker said it was not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the glitches, which were found in 27 Toyota models including the RAV4 and Yaris subcompact.

Toyota to recall 6.39 mil. vehicles globally

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling a total of 6.39 million vehicles involving 27 model types globally due to a wide range of problems related to seats and electrical systems. The recall of models including the Yaris subcompact, called the Vitz in Japan, and RAV4 sport utility vehicle in Japan, the United States, Europe, China and other markets marks the second-largest for the Japanese automaker following a recall of 7.43 million vehicles in 2012, according to Toyota.

Toyota to recall 6.39 million vehicles worldwide

Toyota on Wednesday said it was recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for five different problems, marking another blow for the world's largest automaker whose reputation for quality and safety has been dented in recent years. "Toyota Motor Corporation announced five recalls involving 26 Toyota models, the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia... since a few models are involved in more than one recall, the total number of vehicles that will be remedied is 6.39 million," the company said in a statement.

Toyota to recall 6.39 million vehicles worldwide

Japanese auto giant Toyota on Wednesday said it was recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for five different problems, none of which had caused any accidents to its knowledge. "Toyota Motor Corporation announced five recalls involving 26 Toyota models, the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia... since a few models are involved in more than one recall, the total number of vehicles that will be remedied is 6.39 million," the company said in a statement. mis-hg/dan

Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles around the world for a variety of problems

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two fires have been reported related to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running.
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