TOKYO (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said today it will recall 45,500 Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h SUVs in the U.S. because some transistors were inadequately soldered.
The automaker will fix the problem in 85,000 units of the two models in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam, said Shiori Hashimoto, a Toyota spokeswoman. Toyota will also recall 11,164 units of the two models in Japan and 15,000 in Europe, she said.
Toyota last year formed a global quality committee following record recalls for problems related to unintended acceleration in its Prius cars. It has also established new technology centers around the world to gather information on suspected quality problems and to speed recall decisions.
The automaker is working on obtaining the necessary replacement parts and will notify owners in mid-July, the company said in a statement today. The cars to be recalled were produced between 2005 and 2006, according to Hashimoto.
Earlier this month, Toyota said it would recall 105,784 early model Prius cars, including 52,000 units in the United States, to fix a fault with the model's steering and gearbox.
Reuters contributed to this report.