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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:38

Toyota to recall 7.4 million cars

Toyota is voluntarily recalling more than seven million vehicles worldwide, including some Yaris, Corolla and Camry models, over faulty window switches.


It affects 1.39 million cars in Europe - 138,000 in the UK - 2.47 million in the US and 1.4 million in China.

It is the biggest single recall since Ford called back eight million vehicles in 1996.

Toyota said there had been no reports of accidents, injuries or deaths as a result of the window problem.

Toyota is also recalling 459,000 vehicles in Japan, 650,000 in Australia and Asia, as well as hundreds of thousands from across the Middle East, and from within Canada.

The range of Toyota cars affected worldwide include certain models of the Yaris, Vios, Corolla, Matrix, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia, xB and xD produced between 2005 and 2010.

In the UK, the models affected are the RAV4, Yaris, Auris and Corolla.

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It will be contacting drivers with the affected models over the coming weeks and asking them to bring their car in for checks to see if there is a fault.

Toyota's reputation was damaged in 2009 by a recall that ended up involving 12 million vehicles, fines from US regulators and an eventual apology from the company's head.

Its cars were affected by problems that caused sudden acceleration, including a fault caused by floor mats sticking under the accelerator pedal.

These were linked to a number of fatal accidents.

Toyota has since overcome massive production problems resulting from the disruption caused by tsunami in early 2011, and has returned to its position as the world's biggest selling car firm.


Source: BBC News


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:43

Its cars were affected by problems that caused sudden acceleration, including a fault caused by floor mats sticking under the accelerator pedal.

These were linked to a number of fatal accidents.


Bad research by bbc, the acceleration issues was never an issue. Just something claimed by people who wanted money during the abs issue. And the floor mats rather got stuck under the brake, under the gas it wouldn't do much bad. And competent drivers know you can brake with the engine and emergency brake.

Also there was no fatal accidents from these.



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