Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Toyota Recalls 3.37 million Vehicles for Defects
Toyota announced on Wednesday that they will be recalling 3.37 million vehicles worldwide to fix defects, this is the latest troubles for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals and an exploding airbag crisis.
The affected models in the latest recall includes Prius hybrid, Corolla sedan, and luxury Lexus brand, those vehicles were mostly sold in Japan, North America and Europe.
Vehicles that were manufactured between 2008 and 2012 has been found that most have problem with passenger and driver-side air bags that could see the safety device partially deploy and risk injury, the company said. They also said that it is not part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags, which is involve in an airbag defect scandal linked to at least 13 deaths and scores of injuries globally.
Toyota Motor Corp. said it does not know of any fatalities or injuries related to the latest recalls.
Another defect besides the airbags is with the vehicle's fuel emission control unit that could lead to cracks developing in the unit. They said that because of this the cracks could expand over time and, eventually, fuel may leak from these cracks when the vehicle has a full tank of gas. No accidents or injuries have been reported in this defect.
About 2.87 million Toyota and Lexus brand cars are being recalled over the fuel tank defect, Toyota said, noting that some vehicles are subject to both recalls.
If you want to know if your vehicle is included in the recall go to, you'll need to Enter a 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):