Toyota recalls 45,000 units of Innova in India
Indo-Japanese joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Motors announced on Wednesday their decision to recall a total of 44,989 units of Innova multi utility vehicles produced during the period February 2005 and December 2008. Toyota Kirloskar Motors has noted a faulty cable mounted on steering wheel which they state needs to be rectified.
This fault could lead to continuous illumination of airbag warning system on the Innova’s instrument cluster which in turn could deactivate the driver’s airbag and possibly lead to severe accidents and injuries.
Toyota is working in procuring the replacement parts and will be contacting owners to bring in their vehicles for repairs once the parts are available. All repairs will be carried out free of cost and will take about one hour per vehicle to install. Regretting this inconvenience caused to customers Toyota Kirloskar has said that they were conducting this special service campaign as part of their ‘Customer First’ policy. This recall follows the recall by Maruti Suzuki India wherein 1.5 lakh units of DZire compact sedan are being recalled over faulty fuel tank part.
Toyota India’s recall is part of their global recall which involves recall of over 6.5 million cars across 25 variants globally. This is one of the largest ever recalls in the history of auto industry. These cars are being recalled due to various constraints noted in faulty cable on steering wheel, seat rails, engine starters and windshield wiper motors.