Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yet again Toyota to recall 885,000 vehicles

I feel sorry for Toyota corporation when I first find out yet another 885,000 vehicles to be recall as the issue of water leak from the air conditioning unit. The dangerous part is the water leaking into airbag control module, and causing short circuit in addition the computer system will trigger warming light.
It's a known issue whereby the airbags will be disabled and not deployable hence when accident or in some other cases the power steering will malfunction. So far few models affected and needed to recall, namely are Avalon,  Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid and Venza made between 2012 and 2013.
From the information given, 847,000 cars will be recalled in North America, while the rest will be in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Two minor injuries occur due to the leakage as what being told from toyota representative when interviewed by BBC. But lucky there is no major incident like major accident, else Toyota will sure get more court order.

In the month of september, Toyota recall again around 780,000 vehicles in the US alone to replace suspension failure for it's Lexus HS250h and RAV4 as the initial call last year didn't fix the issue.
In long run we as the car owner would have bad impression/reputation with Toyota. "Repeated recalls definitely dent the image of any carmaker. Hopefully this will be the final recall and awakening call for Toyota coporation before people have no fate towards the Japanese car-maker.