Zaid Ameer: "Around 500 Vehicles Affected by Toyota Recall "
10 April 2014 - lexpress.mu
Toyota announced Wednesday, April 9 recall of 6.39 million vehicles worldwide, including 110,000 in France, to remedy defects airbags, seats and steering column.
Zaid Ameer, president of Imported Vehicles Dealers Association , said that around 500 vehicles are involved in Mauritius. While Toyota Mauritius do not provide any official communication in this regard.
In fact, it is the second largest recall once performed by the world's leading automotive after that 7.43 million vehicles in October 2012 for a minor problem.
The Japanese group said not to be informed of accidents or injuries caused by defects affecting 27 of its models including the sub-compact Yaris and RAV4 crossover, in addition to two models - the Pontiac Viab and Subaru Trezia - they assembles for General Motors and Fuji Heavy Industries.
"We sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused by this recall," the group said in a statement released in Tokyo.
They have not given encrypted for the cost of the operation or specify if the defects originated from its suppliers or its own manufacturing process estimation.
Toyota will also check the seat tracks before 2.32 million 3-door models assembled between January 2005 and August 2010, some of which can cause a sudden advancement of the seat in an accident. Other reminders are motivated by defects in the steering column, engine wiper or starters.
Most Numerous Recalls
In France, the recall affects 9909 RAV4, Land Cruiser and Hilux for cable replacement airbag, 6073 Yaris and Urban Cruiser for checking slides the front seats and 93,742 cars to the problem of steering column. The owners will be notified by registered letter.
The large-scale recalls have become more frequent in recent years, manufacturers seeking to correct as soon as possible defects since Toyota ended up at the turn of the decade, to have to call several times more than nine million Total vehicles for accelerator problem that has been linked to fatal accidents.
The case, which had won the Toyota President Akio Toyoda, to be heard by the U.S. Congress, has weighed heavily on sales and the image of the Japanese manufacturer. The group concluded last month with the U.S. Department of Justice an amicable settlement of $ 1.2 billion, a record for this type of case, and it remains covered by hundreds of complaints from individuals.
At the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Toyota shares closed down 3.08% to 5,450 yen on Wednesday in a market down by 2.10%, the announcement of the recall had fallen shortly before the close.
In October 2012, the automaker recalled 7.43 million cars, including the Yaris and Corolla, to repair faulty windows buttons.
United States, General Motors had to recall this year 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition system implicated in a dozen deaths which could, again, have important legal consequences.
Chrysler (Fiat group), meanwhile, said last week nearly 870,000 SUVs due to a problem with the braking system.