Toyotal recalls nearly 700,000 vehicles

Posted at 6:42 AM, Mar 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-08 06:42:04-05

RICHMOND, Va. (CNN) – Toyota is recalling about 680,000 vehicles in the United States because of various problems.

The recalls include about 495,000 Tacoma trucks made during the 2005 through 2009 model years, it involves a steering wheel problem that could result in faulty airbags.

The second recall involves faulty brake lights on 2009 model year Camry sedans and 2009 to 2011 Venza crossovers.

The automaker said that during installation of the switch on one of the North American assembly lines, silicon grease may have reached the inside of the switch and caused an increase in electrical resistance.

Toyota says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by these problems.