No injuries have been linked to either issue.
The new recall includes some Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Sienna, Scion xB, Lexus ES, GX and IS vehicles built between 2006 and 2011.
To address concerns that Toyota's electronics were also causing sudden acceleration, NHTSA asked NASA, which has experience
He promised the company would take steps -- like improving communications between North American operations and headquarters
In related news, Felicia Thurgood of New Salem has announced that she will be recalling her 16-year-old son, Derek, who recently failed out of his third high school.
LaHood's visit came as Washington and Tokyo seek to ease political tension over Toyota's safety woes. Last month his Japanese
Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Corp are recalling more than 662,000 vehicles sold in the United States due to defects