Toyota: Corolla Recall Could Be Next

Toyota's quality control executive says the automaker is looking into possible power-steering problems with the Corolla subcompact, the world's best-selling car, and is considering a recall.

Shinichi Sasaki, who oversees quality at Toyota Motor Corp., said Wednesday that details of what may be wrong and the number of cars that could need repairs were still unclear.

He said the automaker is considering a recall, but no decision has been made as the company was still looking into the complaints in the U.S., which are fewer than 100.

At the same press conference, Toyota's president Akio Toyoda said he won't attend a U.S. Congressional hearing on the automaker's safety lapses.

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