Safety recalls hit Toyota, DaimlerChrysler, Honda


DETROIT, May 23 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 4,900 of its 2005 model-year Avalon sedans in the United States to fix a defect in the steering wheel column that could result in a loss of control of the vehicle, the company and U.S. safety regulators said on Monday. "A portion of the steering column assembly may not have been welded correctly," Toyota spokesman John McCandless said. The recall is another blow for the world's second-largest automaker, which last week ...

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