Toyota's safety crisis deepened yesterday as the embattled Japanese giant said it was considering a recall of its Corolla, the world's best-selling car, because of possible steering problems.
Toyota also announced that it would fit all new models with a system to cut engine power when the driver steps on the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time, to prevent runaway car crashes blamed for dozens of deaths.
The Japanese maker, which is pulling millions of vehicles worldwide due to faulty accelerator and brake systems, said it was now looking into complaints of steering trouble with Corolla models launched since 2009.
If there is a defect that affects safety, "we will start recalls", Toyota Executive Vice-President Shinichi Sasaki told a news conference.
"We are in the process of investigating," he added.
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