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Toyota to recall 2.77m cars over steering

2012-11-14 07:33

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.

Comments
  • ceba.mlandu - 2012-11-14 10:44

    these okes are always recalling

  • roger.bath.37 - 2012-11-14 11:58

    Not quite correct reporting about the window switch. Thgis article is alkarmist.Please refer to related articlke "No need to Panic - Toyota SA". The so-called recall is a service action campaign to be done as and when the vehicle arrives for normal service and involves a simple 20 minute scrutiny by the technician. The "fire risk is reporter alarmism

  • my10cent - 2012-11-14 12:47

    Mass production?

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