The world’s most favorite car manufacturer, Toyota seems to be in love with recalls. The Japanese giant can’t just make an end to the series of recalls it has been making for quite a while now. This time around it seems to have joined its semi-Indian fellow Japanese car maker, Maruti Suzuki which is also making pretty huge recalls recently in India.
Toyota’s Indian presence, the joint venture named Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced on 9th of April that the company is about to make a recall of 44,989 units of its very popular MPV soon. The Toyota Innova multipurpose vehicle (MPV) is one of the bestselling products of Toyota in India which has been a great seller ever since its launch. Toyota said that the recalled Innova units belong to the manufacturing time period of February 2005 to December 2008. These vehicles will be recalled in India in order to replace a defective cable on the steering wheel.
This recall is however, a part of a much larger global recall from the parent company Toyota Motor Corporation that involves the recall of a massive 6.39 million vehicles. The Japanese auto leader has already announced this global recall.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has revealed in a company statement that this recall campaign has been announced as a global rectification routine recall. The recall involves the rectification of a malfunctioning spiral cable that is found on the steering wheel.
The statement further added that due to this faulty steering wheel cable, the vehicle’s airbag warning lamp on the instrument cluster may remain continuously illuminated. Moreover, this fault may also potentially deactivate the driver’s side airbag.
The TKM statement finally added that Toyota is at present working on getting the required replacement parts. As soon as the replacement parts are there with the company, the owners of the relevant Innova units will be contacted through the company’s official dealers for the rectification to be carried out.
Like all recalls, the replacement of the erroneous steering wheel cable will be done for absolutely free of cost and according to the statement will take about an hour for each and every vehicle.
Toyota announced that it is recalling a massive 6.39 million vehicles across more than 25 models across the globe in order to resolve several different issues. This global recall will be the Japanese car major’s second largest recall till date that has been made on a single day. The car giant revealed that the various issues to solve in these recalled vehicles include the mentioned defective cable on the steering wheel, engine starters, windshield wiper motors and seat rails.
The biggest recall by the Toyota Motor till date was made in the month of October 2012, when it recalled 7.43 million vehicles including the Corolla, Yaris and other cars to replace malfunctioning power window switches.
In India, Toyota’s recall will be most probably followed by the Indian auto industry leader Maruti Suzuki which is supposed to recall around 1 lakh Dzire compact sedans to replace a faulty fuel tank component.
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