Toyota Recall Announced Again!

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Saturday, October 23, 2010

AICHI, JAPAN ( Toyota Motors the eminent Japan based car maker which was known as the manufacturer of some of the most reliable and robust cars in the world is fighting the spate of recalls that started haunting it since the beginning of this year. The earlier recalls involving its flagship hybrid Prius and Corolla was related to unwanted acceleration problems. The latest recall issued by Toyota is related to break fluid error. The company said that the affected models may develop braking problems over prolonged use and the drivers may not be able to halt the car when they are driving at high speed. Needless to say this can also lead to accidents and fatalities.

The newest Toyota recall affects some of its popular models like Highlanders, Avalons and Lexuses. The recall affects the 740000 cars in the UA and 1.53 million models worldwide. In Japan which is its homeland Toyota Motors is going to recall around 165,000 vehicles for fuel pump related defects. The company, however, has said in a statement that the recall should be viewed as its commitment to the customers to ensure their safety. In USA the recall will affect the Avalon models and Highlander models that were made and sold between 2004 and 2006.

The series of recalls have caused the company lose a pat of its revenue this year. The Toyota models affected by the recall however have not seen much decline in sales demand. The recalls which were announced in quick succession this year have tarnished its image to an extent. However, of late the company is trying to handle the recalls in a more efficient way.

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