Recall roundup: Several Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus have recently announced two separate recalls for several vehicles in the United States.

According to the car manufacturer, the first recall is affecting the hybridized crossovers Lexus RX400h and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. A total of 133,000 units of these two models are affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers, because of transistors in the hybrid system’s inverter assemble, which can become overheated. If this will happen, warning lights on the instrument panel will illuminate. In some cases, the hybrid system may shut down, resulting in the model stopping while it is being driven.

Toyota says that the affected Highlander have been produced between 2006 and 2010 and the RX400h from 2006 to 2008. The other recall issued by the company includes the IS350 sedans, the IS350C convertibles and the GS350 sedans. These cars have been assembled between 2007 and 2011 and they are a total of 102,000. The Lexus sedans are recall because of loose bolts in the variable valve timing controller. It remains unclear at the moment whether these problems have caused crashes or injuries. Owners of the vehicles mentioned above can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 in order to find out more about these two recalls.