Problems for Toyota – Recall 1.43 Million Cars worldwide
Toyota has given an international recall of 1.43 million models of their Toyota Prius and Lexus CT200h vehicles because these particular vehicles may have a problem with the airbag inflators. From the both models, the Prius is mainly on sale in India. A document from the company explains that this recall will cover 2010-2012 vehicles using airbag inflators which could have a tiny crack in a weld. This might result in a split of the inflator chambers. The air bag might partially expand so the inflator might get into the vehicle interior, maximizing the danger of injury. No more information about the recall are presented currently, however, considering that the Prius was introduced in India back in 2010, this could potentially be one of the main markets where the recall is most relevant.
The spokesman for Toyota, Victor Vanov, revealed that the airbag inflators included in this particular recall were not manufactured by Takata Corp. As of this moment, there aren’t any documented injuries or deaths associated with this issue, however the danger is of high degree. From the 1.43 million automobiles, 4,82,000 are from the United States. This problem appears at a time when the world’s biggest car manufacturer is already troubled with the Takata scandal. Now, this would be the second worldwide recall given by Toyota which isn’t due to the Takata Airbag equipment, and this is one of the largest recalls in the history of the motor vehicle industry.
If case you own a Toyota vehicle: holders in the United States Of America will be alerted by first-class mail. This alert will also have a further instructions for the owners.