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Oops Toyota Recalls 900,000 MORE Cars

Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Oops Toyota Recalls 900,000 MORE Cars

Oops Toyota Recalls 900,000 MORE CarsNO This isn’t a reprint, this is ANOTHER recall! Japanese auto giant Toyota says it will recall more than 900,000 vehicles in Canada, Japan, Mexico and the United States because of an airbag problem.

Toyota says it will replace parts in more than 900,000 of one of it’s best selling hatchbacks.

Named Voltz in Japan and Corolla and Corolla Matrix overseas, and produced between 2001 and 2004, a company spokesman said.

The control unit of the vehicles’ airbags could be damaged by minor electrical noise, and “the airbag could open wrongly in a worst scenario,” the spokesman said. At least 47 cases of the malfunction had been reported, mainly in the United States.

Toyota separately said it would recall some 385,000 Lexus IS cars globally to change windscreen wiper parts, following problems in snow.

Once lauded for its safety standards, Toyota has been forced into damage control mode in recent years after recalling millions of vehicles due to a series of serious defects :: Read the full article »»»»


Toyota Recalls 7 Million Vehicles, Including Prius, Camry and Corolla

Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 7 Million Vehicles, Including Prius, Camry and Corolla

Grilled Auto News - Toyota Prius CJapan’s biggest carmaker says 12,710 Prius cars built between May 2003 and April 2009 are being recalled in Australia. The company said there were no reported injuries or accidents, but it had received about 400 complaints in Japan over the pump issue and a handful about the steering problem.

Globally Toyota has announced al recall of 2.7 million vehicles over water pump and steering problems in the latest blow to the firm’s reputation. The announcement comes after the firm last month issued a global recall of 7.43 million vehicles, including its popular Camry and Corolla models, over a possible fire risk tied to a fault with electric windows.

Toyota’s latest recall involves a number of vehicles manufactured between August 2000 and December 2011, including its popular Prius hybrid, which suffered from one or both of the defects, Toyota said. In a worst-case scenario, the steering issue could allow drivers to lose control of the vehicle, while the water pump problem could render it inoperable, the embattled carmaker added :: Read the full article »»»»