Toyota distributor recalls 420,000 vehicles for tire labels

Distributors for Toyota, the world”s largest automaker, are recalling more than 420,000 vehicles due to labels that detail the load-carrying capacity of tires being either missing or less accurate than required. The recalls were executed by Gulf States Toyota Inc. of Houston, and Southeast Toyota Distributors of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and posted on the NHTSA”s website.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail. Sierra, Prius, Camry, and Corolla models from 2005-2011 have been affected.

“The true vehicle load-carrying capacity is important to know,” said Brian Lyons, a spokesman for Toyota”s U.S. unit, based in Torrance, California.

A National Traffic Safety Administration spokesperson had no immediate comment to make.

– By: Stephen Calogera

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