Safety

More Toyota Recalls in Store?

On the same day that Toyota announced a plan to beef up vehicle-security features, it appears that a new recall may be in store. Over the last four months Toyota issued a massive global recall of 8.5 million cars over sticking gas pedals and faulty brakes. On Wednesday, the company announced that it would add a brake-override system to all its future cars that would cut engine power if brake and gas pedals were simultaneously depressed. The bad news is that recall-mania may not be over. Toyota has received fewer than 100 complaints about the power-steering of its Corolla, the world's best-selling car, but is still investigating them with an eye to a potential recall. Apparently, drivers felt like they lost control over the steering in their vehicles.