Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Toyota recalls 1.67 Million Vehicles
Toyota announced a recall involving 1.75 million vehicles globally to fix mechanical defects that include faulty brake master cylinder that could affect the vehicle's brake performance. Majority of the recalls affected are those sold in Japan vehicles involved are Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion, Lexus, and Auris models. The company said that brake performance slowly degrade if the problem is not fixed. About 1.05 million vehicles will be recalled in Japan and 615,000 vehicles are from other countries.
Toyota is involved in a string of massive vehicle recall, they have recalled 6.39 million vehicles globally in April, then another recalled another 2.3 million vehicles globally for faulty airbag inflators in June.
Their latest recall includes 802,000 Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah and Voxy models that were made from June 2007 to June 2012. Toyota will replace a rubber seal ring in the brake master cylinder to prevent brake fluid from leaking. If there is already a leak, they will replace the brake booster.
Another recall of 759,000 vehicles globally, which includes 423,000 in the United States, will repair faulty fuel delivery pipes that could cause fire if there is a fuel leak.
The company will also recall 190,000 front-wheel drive Corolla Rumion and Auris models built between October 2006 and October 2014 in Japan. Those vehicles are not equipped with an idling feature to fix a defective fuel evaporative emission control unit.