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TOKYO (AFP) - Two Japanese automakers, Mitsubishi and Honda, said they will recall for repairs a total of at least 570,000 cars they had sold at home and abroad.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (news - web sites) said Thursday that it would recall 205,732 units of three models -- the Galant and Galant Aspire sedans as well as the Legnum stationwagon -- which had been sold in Japan, to fix a faulty joint used in the front-wheel suspension system.

The vehicles were built between 1996 and 2001.

The defect could result in the joint giving way but it has not led to any accident so far, the company said in a report to the ministry of transport.

Mitsubishi Motors will also recall 11,277 Grandis minivans in Japan built last year to correct a defect in the windshield wiper motor, the report said.

The company will also repair 143,644 Galant, Galant Aspire and Legnum cars sold in some 130 countries and 272 Grandis vehicles abroad, most of them in Singapore.

"North America is not covered by these recalls because those models are produced locally under different specifications there," a Mitsubishi Motors spokesman said.

Honda Motor Co. (news - web sites) Ltd. said it will recall 213,209 units of four models -- the compact car Stream, the CR-V sports utility vehicle, the Integra coupe and the Civic Ferio compact -- sold in Japan and built between October 2000 and May 2002 to fix a defect in the power-steering system.

A Honda spokesman said the company had sold 235,916 units of these models abroad, 150,000 of them in the United States.

"We will study what we should do with these cars sold abroad after consulting the authorities in other countries," he said. Canada, Britain and Australia are among the major markets for these models
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