Driveshaft problems cause Toyota Corolla Altis diesel to be recalled in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motors have recalled Corolla Altis Diesel sedans built during 3rd August 2012 and 14th February 2013 in India. This recall is over faulty driveshafts and the company has stated that about 1,000 units could be affected.

Driveshaft problems cause Toyota Corolla Altis diesel to be recalled in IndiaStating that the problem could be on left or right side of driveshaft, the company has asked owners to bring in their vehicles for a repair or complete replacement as they deem fit. The problem will be fixed within a matter of two hours at authorised Toyota service dealers, for the necessary repairs/replacement of driveshaft. This will be done completely free of cost.

Earlier in April 2013, Toyota had recalled about 1,000 Corolla sedans which had been produced during January-June 2003 due to airbag constraints. It was found that passenger side air bags deployed with more force than necessary which could cause harm to passengers at the rear. Back in October 2012, that Toyota recalled 8,700 units of Camry and Corolla Altis due to faulty power window master switches which could pose a fire hazard if left unchecked.

There is no official policy in India, that will indicate car makers to order a recall due to a fault in certain batch. But, there is a voluntary system, in which, after a car manufacturer notices similar problems in certain batch, a recall is issued. Under this new system, Mahindra has recalled 25,000 units of XUV500, Ford ordered a recall which affected 1.2 lakh units of Classic sedan and Figo hatchback, while recently, Nissan India ordered one that affects 22,000+ units of Micra and Sunny.