Toyota Motor Corporation is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags
Toyota Kirloskar Motor is recalling 170 units of its hybrid car model Prius in India, as part of the overall recall of 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags.
The company has decided to initiate a voluntary recall campaign in India starting June 29, 2016, for the inspection and installation of retention brackets on the curtain shield airbag inflators of certain numbers of Toyota Prius models sold in India, it said in a statement.
The recalled units were manufactured between November, 2009, and April, 2012, it added.
"There are no reported failures of the affected part or any aggravations thereon in India till date. This voluntary recall campaign is being done by TKM in order to fulfil Toyota's commitment to customer satisfaction," the company said.
Toyota Motor Corporation is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags, although it is not a part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags. The Japanese car maker is also recalling another 2.87 million vehicles globally for faulty fuel emissions controls.
The auto major is recalling the Prius hybrid, Prius Plug-in and the Lexus CT200h produced between October, 2008, and April, 2012. It is recalling 7.43 lakh vehicles in Japan, 4.95 lakh in North America and 1.41 lakh vehicles in Europe.
Besides, 9,000 vehicles in China and 46,000 vehicles in other regions are being recalled.