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Toyota to recall 2.77 million cars over steering glitch

Toyota to recall 2.77 million cars over steering glitch

Toyota will recall 13 models sold in Japan between August 2000 and January 2012.

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
Reuters, AFP


TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp will recall about 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including the Prius hybrid car, due to problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pump.

Toyota will recall 13 models sold in Japan between August 2000 and January 2012, it said in a filing with Japan's transport ministry. Some 1.5 million of the recalls are of cars sold in Japan.

The announcement comes a month after Toyota recalled more than 7.4 million vehicles worldwide for faulty power window switches that are a potential fire hazard, the biggest single recall since Ford pulled 8 million vehicles off the road in 1996.

Japan’s biggest automaker 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.

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, it added.

About 1.5 million of the vehicles were sold in Japan, with the remainder sold around the world, including in the United States and Europe.

Toyota, once lauded for its safety standards, has been forced into damage control mode in recent years after recalling millions of vehicles over defects.

Earlier this year it added two models to a controversial 2009 recall launched after floor mats became trapped under the accelerator, linked to accidents that allegedly caused dozens of deaths.

Source: http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring...14-383309.html

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About 25,000 more Toyota cars to be recalled here

About 25,000 more Toyota cars to be recalled here

by Neo Chai Chin
04:45 AM Nov 15, 2012


SINGAPORE - Some 25,000 Toyota cars - of the Corolla Altis, Wish and Prius models - in Singapore will be recalled by local distributor Borneo Motors as part of the Japanese auto maker's global recall of 2.76 million vehicles to fix a steering component fault.

In addition, about 95 second-generation Toyota Priuses here produced between May 2001 and May 2010 will be recalled to have their hybrid electric water pumps replaced, as part of the 630,000 affected worldwide.

In the wake of Toyota's second multi-million vehicle recall in two months, Borneo Motors said yesterday it would contact affected customers after verifying the actual vehicles involved and schedule appointments for checks and replacements.

Last month, 7.4 million vehicles worldwide -including 15,000 here - were recalled for a faulty power window switch.

The steering component fault is due to insufficient hardness of the extension shaft, which could cause the parts connecting it to the steering gear box to deform under certain driving conditions, eventually leading to loss of steering ability. The 25,000 affected units were produced between August 2000 and December last year.

The hybrid electric water pump fault could lead to illumination of various warning lights on the Prius' instrument panel or, in rare cases, stop the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of an accident. Repairs will take one to two hours.

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore...-recalled-here

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