EU investigate problems in Toyota Corolla cars

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First it was gas pedals, then brakes.

Now Toyota and the government review complaints,Guest Posting according to which, the popular Corolla car has difficulty maintaining a straight path.

Washington - Officials of U.S. Transportation announced Wednesday it will investigate whether Toyota Corolla vehicles manufactured in 2009 and 2010 have steering problems.

The Department of Transportation plans to begin the j

ueves preliminarily the investigation, said an official who requested anonymity because the move has not been notified to the Japanese company Toyota.

Earlier, Toyota Motor Corp. said examining complaints related to steering problems affecting Corolla vehicles and consider asking customers to return the units. Toyota said the complaints do not reach 100.

The conductors ensure they feel as if they lose steering control, in particular when traveling at high speed. Toyota last year sold nearly 300,000 Corollas in the United States.

Possible steering failures represent another blow to the world's largest automaker, hit by a series of calls to repair security flaws in their vehicles.

Meanwhile, despite pressure from some U.S. lawmakers, the company's president, Akio Toyoda, said Wednesday he will not attend a hearing in the U.S. Congress about the failures, it will leave that task to executives there. He explained that if you cite, evaluate the possibility of attending.

"I hope our leaders in America amply answer questions," Toyoda said at a news conference Wednesday. "We are sending our best people to the hearing and I support their efforts from headquarters."

The president said Yoshi Inaba, director of the North American subsidiary of the company, knew more about the situation in the U.S. and the manager was better prepared to go to the hearing. Anyway, said he plans to go to America on a date to be determined.

In a startling revelation that could deepen the crisis of the brand, Shinichi Sasaki, executive in charge of quality control, said Toyota was taking seriously the complaints about power steering problems with the Corolla, the world's best selling car.

Sasaki said drivers may feel they are losing control of the direction of the car, but it is not clear why this happens. He said brake system failures or tires could be causing the problem.

The new generation of the popular Toyota Corolla sedan has been caught on camera for the second time this month.

While previous images appeared to have been shot in an enclosed area, possibly during a private presentation, Corolla seen here was caught on the road, as reported in Asia, for one Yusri Asek.

That said, the dark red 2014 Corolla is likely that a market model specification of Asia, but do not expect any significant change of style on the car that will go on sale in other parts of the world, including North America and Europe .

The exterior design of the next Corolla was previewed to the public through the Furia Concept Corolla car, which had its world premiere at the Detroit Motor Show last month ..

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