Toyota has put out a notification for the recall of about 75,000 of its vehicles due to certain faults which have been discovered within their systems. The models under the scanner are the Avensis, Corolla and Prius. All of these models are manufactured prior to 2009 and are considered as previous generation models.
The main problem which has plagued these car models is rattling and knocking seen within steering system which has led to decrease in steering response in some cases. Though there have been no accidents reported due to this problem, there are about nine complaints which have been reported so far in Europe. To increase steering response and prevent untimely wear and tear of the steering column, engineers will take apart the engine shaft to examine it for damage. If there is damage seen, the part will be changed free of cost.
Prius models are been affected with non functionality of the water pump in the hybrid system which may cause the car to stop while the hybrid system is in motion. During the next six week Toyota will contact owners of these defective cars or customers can log onto their site to check wither their VIN details fall within the criteria. Pumps repairs will be conducted free of cost and are estimated to take about half an hour. Repairs will be undertaken at Toyota dealerships and customers have been requested to make appointments for the same.