Toyota recalls 29000 cars in Canada and lots more in the US and Japan
Recall of vehicles is becoming synonymous with Toyota Motor Corp. after the Japanese vehicle manufacturing giant ordered another recall of 1.53 million of its vehicles from models such as Lexus, Avalon, etc. due to anomalies with brake fluids and fuel pumps.
The recall which isn’t compulsory involves 740,000 cars in the US as well as 599,000 in Japan and 29,000 cars from Canada. The automaker isn’t very sure what the real cause of the problem is but believes it could be due to brake fluid escaping out of the brake cylinder chamber of the affected vehicles. A public statement by Toyota indicated that the vehicles could have brake efficiency problems due to the declining levels of brake fluid and this has been generating alerts from the vehicles’ brake warning lamps.
Other Toyota vehicles in other parts of the world with the exception of North America have also been experiencing electrical anomalies with their fuel pumps which can result in declining engine performance. Toyota however revealed that the new fuel pump and braking problems haven’t resulted in any accidents so far.
The models that have been affected by the latest recalls include the 2006-2006 models of the Toyota Avalon as well as the 2004-2006 models of the Toyota Highlander. The 2004-2006 Lexus RX 330 as well as the 2006 models of the Lexus GS300, Lexus IS 250 and Lexus IS 350 were also involved in the recalls.
Consumers who are experiencing the new issues with their cars will be receiving a mail from Toyota in a few weeks to get their cars fixed for no additional charges. Toyota which is the number one car maker in the world has been embroiled in many scandals involving problems with its accelerator pedals, brakes, etc. the company recalled 1.33 million cars from the Corolla and Matrix models two months ago in the US and Canada due to problems with engine performance.
In the last 12 months, the carmaker has recalled over 10 million vehicles and its currently trying to improve the effectiveness of its vehicles as well as after sales support. It confirmed in a public statement a few weeks ago that over 5 million cars that were recalled last year and earlier in the year due to brake and acceleration problems have been completely fixed.
Over 5.6 million Toyota cars and trucks were sold from January to August this year, which is an improvement of 13 percent compared to the same period last year. The carmaker stated in August that it expected to sell more cars than previously anticipated.