Toyota recalling 100K vehicles, cars could shut down

Posted on: 8:14 am, September 5, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:15am, September 5, 2013

Toyota recall

Toyota is voluntarily recalling more than 100,000 of its Highlander Hybrid and Lexus models.

The first recall affects the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400-H vehicles.

Transistors in these models can suffer heat damage causing the car to shut down while a driver is behind the wheel.

The second recall affects Lexus IS 350, IS 350-C and GS 350 vehicles.

In these models, the bolts in a timing control device can come loose, causing the vehicle to stop while being driven.

Toyota officials said they will notify vehicle owners involved in the recall by mail.