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Toyota to recall 45,000 units of Innova in India

April 09, 2014 19:24 IST

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Wednesday  said it will recall 44,989 units of multi-purpose vehicle Innova manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008 in India to rectify a faulty cable on the steering wheel.

The move is part of a global recall of 6.39 million vehicles announced today by Japanese parent Toyota Motor Corp, the world's biggest car manufacturer

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"The campaign has been announced due to an error in the spiral cable mounted on the steering wheel," Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), a joint venture between Toyota and India's Kirloskar group, said in a statement.

The fault leads to continuous illumination of the airbag warning lamp on the instrument cluster. In addition, the driver's airbag may get deactivated, it added.

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"Toyota is currently working on obtaining the necessary replacement parts. Once the replacement parts are available, customers will be contacted by the authorised Toyota dealers," the statement added.

The repair will be free of cost and is expected to take about one hour for each vehicle, it said.

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TKM expressed regret for the 'inconvenience' and said it is conducting the special service campaign keeping in mind the 'Customer First' philosophy.

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In its second-biggest recall to date on a single day, Toyota said it is recalling 6.39 million cars across over 25 models for various issues, including the faulty cable on the steering wheel, seat rails, engine starters and windshield wiper motors. 

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The biggest single-day recall by the company was in October 2012, when it called back 7.43 million Yaris, Corolla and other models to fix faulty power window switches.

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Toyota's move follows a likely recall by Maruti Suzuki India of about 1 lakh units of its compact sedan Dzire to replace a faulty fuel tank part.

 


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