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More Toyota Issues: Matrix, Corolla Power Steering Investigated by Feds

More rumblings can be heard from the troubled auto maker Toyota about Toyota issues with its popular Corolla and Matrix. Many consumers are complaining about problems with Matrix and Corolla power steering.

As reported by the New York Times, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has initiated an investigation into the reported power steering problems that could affect around 500,000 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corollas and Matrixes.

According to Reuters, Toyota has no plans for yet another recall, and will initiate a recall only if the power steering problem is found to be a safety threat. Another recall by Toyota could prove to be another blow to the reputation that the auto maker once had regarding the quality and safety of its vehicles.

As the LA Times reports, Toyota's executive vice president, Mr. Shinichi Sasaki said that the company was ready for the NHTSA to discuss the issues with its Corolla model. He said that Toyota was "ready to respond" to any information regarding the popular car model.

The Corolla was the second most popular vehicle in the country trailing Toyota's Camry model. Toyota sold close to 300,000 Corollas last year in the United States, according to Autodata Corp. The investigation of the Corolla and Matrix by the NHTSA is the fifth open investigation of a vehicle by Toyota.  

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