Totoya's vehicle recall involves 206,000 Fortuner and Innova in Thailand

business April 09, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally, including 206,000 Fortuner and Innova in Thailand, over five separate issues.

In a statement, Toyota Motor Thailand said that the recall shows the company's care for customers' safety though no irregularities of the vehicles are reported in Thailand.
"We insist that the recall means all customers are alerted to bring their cars to service centres for checking and fixing. This process will involve no expense, to show our responsibility for our products and Toyota's care," said senior vice president Vudhigorn Suriyachantananont.
TMT noted that the spiral cable of the vehicles attached to the driver's side airbag just need replacement. It may be damaged when the steering wheel is turned and result in the airbag not being deployed in a crash.
According to Toyota, other issues include problems with seat rails, steering columns, windscreen wipers and a glitch with the engine starters that poses a fire risk.
Toyota said it was not aware of any vehicle crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by these conditions.
However, it said it had received two reports of fires in connection with the engine starter problem.
The car maker said that approximately 2.32 million vehicles over problems with the seat rails; some 760,000 vehicles because of a potential defect with the steering column bracket and nearly 160,000 vehicles to replace the windshield wiper motors.