Sunday, July 1, 2012

Toyota Fire probe expanded to 1.4 million car

Toyota Fire probe expanded to 1.4 million car

The Detroit Bureau

NHTSA has almost the Toyota doubled the number of vehicles, such as this 2007 Camry, now a possible fire danger involved investigation.

By Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau
Investigators have Federal safety and large an investigation into a possible risk of fire which includes extended now approximately 1.4 million Toyota cars and sport utility vehicles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking the automakers in reports, which switches the window where can drivers overheat side doors of a number of various Toyota models and catch fire. The problem was connected so far 161 fires and nine injuries.

The announcement of the expanded probe is also progressing the NHTSA with the probe almost 342.000 Chevrolet TrailBlazer on the basis of the reports of the door fires moves. And it comes days after the probe jeep was extended models to cover 5 million SUVs.

The Toyota probe was launched first in February and among 800,000 2007 Camry sedans and SUV RAV4. At the time, reported that due to the Toyota practice of the widespread use of common components, was possible, that the probe would be expanded with other models.

That, the case with the NHTSA a alignment is now in fact more 800,000 vehicles, including some Yaris compact cars from model years 2007 to 2009, as well as the entire 2008 Highlander Hybrid SUV running. The NHTSA has also the probe to cover the Camry sedans produced in model years 2008 and 2009 and extended.

There were some sources report that the switches on other Toyota products, which means that the NHTSA could further extend the investigation could be used.

The probe has still not led to a recall and it is unclear whether it will follow. If so, that would be a possible setback for the Japanese automaker. Toyota fought with a number of important security issues in 2010 and 2011, although two independent areas finally deleted, the manufacturer of the electronic errors that could cause the so-called unintended acceleration problem.

Toyota, however not the only manufacturer for fire problems examined. Last week, the NHTSA announced that a probe into potential problems with rear-mounted gas tank has been expanded to cover more than 5 million Jeep vehicles.

And an investigation is now underway to determine to destroy the cause of a fire that consumed a garage in Texas, several luxury vehicles. Local investigators blame first the incident on one of these vehicles, a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, although the manufacturer, that preliminary conclusion denounced and has concerns that was the cause of the fire of suspicious origin.

In the meantime the NHTSA has shifted fires with the Chevy TrailBlazer now probe into reports of the door to the next level. A reported 341.786 vehicles are involved with the NHTSA indicates that it has received 83 complaints, including 28 reports of fires.

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