One More Recall Hits Toyota Motors In October 2010

October 22nd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
downloadsOct 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As if the incessant recalls that started at the beginning of 2010 were not enough Japan based car giant Toyota Motors announced yet another massive recall of some of its models. On Thursday the company said in a statement that almost 1.66 million Avalon cars will be affected by this recall. The other model affected by the latest Toyota recall is Highlander. This new recall brings the number of recalled Toyota cars to 14 million. The Avalon models that are being recalled were sold mostly in Japan and USA said the car maker. This is definitely going to deliver a blow to the image of the company that was one known as the manufacturer of the most robust and reliable cars in the world.

The company is going to recall these cars for three distinct reasons as it has been reported. However, the main reason for this recall is a defect in the master cylinder brake seal as the company spokespersons said. So far no accident or death has been caused by these defects but considering its past few recalls and their impact on market Toyota does not want to take any chance. A few months back the company recalled more than 1 million Matrix and Corolla cars in both Canada and USA. In its homeland Japan the company is going to recall 11 models among which there is the luxury Crown sedan.

The recalled cars were sold from 2003 to 2006 mostly. While this recall is purely precautionary with no lawsuits or customer complaints in sight, there is no doubt that the spate of recalls is harming its image in global market and also giving its rivals like GM and Ford to consolidate their positions.

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