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Toyota, Chrysler issue recalls

WASHINGTON – Toyota recalled about 22,000 SUVs and trucks to address faulty tire pressure monitoring systems Monday, and Chrysler recalled about 20,000 Jeep Wranglers because of steering issues.

Toyota Motor Corp.’s recall includes some versions of the 2008 to 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra.

The systems that monitor the vehicles’ tire pressure did not comply with federal safety standards. Toyota said the systems didn’t illuminate on the dashboard at the minimum activation pressure and needed to be recalibrated.

Owners will be notified of the recall at a future date and dealers will fix the tire pressure monitoring system. Owners can call Toyota at (800) 331-4331.

Chrysler Group LLC said its Jeep recall covers Wranglers from the 2010 and 2011 model years because of potential loose fasteners to the front and rear axles. The issue could cause poor steering and handling, or cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The Wranglers were built from mid-July 2010 through mid-September 2010. The recall is expected to begin in mid-March and dealers will tighten the fasteners. Owners can call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.

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