Thursday, November 22, 2012

Toyota gets world's 2.8 million vehicles

A month after the announcement, its largest single recall Toyota has revealed some new quality problems, the safety-related repairs to a further 2.8 million vehicles - including his high-profile Prius hybrid models make it force.

The news was another blow of the Japanese giant picture despite having the latest consumer reports automotive reliability investigation landed on the supply. He is also Toyota in a position where it can again compete Honda for the dubious distinction of having is reminded with Japanese rival most of the vehicles of all manufacturers in the United States this year.

The latest recall is wave the result of a water pump problem and a steering damaged. Problems with a wide range of Toyota products by using the components of the steering system can do this. The manufacturer often shares parts for numerous models to reduce costs - but the risks this approach the possibility of widespread create reminiscent, if there is a problem. Two problems on the same vehicle can be present in this case.

Shaft of the Steering defect to the callback by 1.51 million vehicles in Japan is involved in and sold an other vehicles in other parts of the world and among the most notable models affected Compact are the Corolla and Prius, the world's most popular hybrid. About 670,000 of these vehicles sold in the United States between 2000 and 2009 model years.

About 620,000 of these vehicles can be equipped with the faulty water pump. This list not only the Prius, but four hybrid models contains, Toyota is confirmed. Vehicles may be repaired both items were sold between 2001 and 2010 in Japan, and from 2003 to 2011 in the United States and other overseas markets.

Meanwhile, vehicles only on the defective water pump are a further 10,000 Toyota recalled.

The new recall comes as a significant setback for Toyota and for a variety of reasons.

Exactly one month ago, the manufacturer announced - what is the world's best-selling automaker - its largest recall on the way again. 7,43 Million vehicles were involved, more than one-third of it in the United States, also makes it the largest recall of the world over the last 16 years.

Just these two security involved with 3.2 million vehicles, Honda now as a manufacturer in the United States the smaller manufacturers of this unwanted distinction hunts the most recalled earned repair campaigns, Toyota last year but was Toyota were top of the list in 2010, mainly as a result of the millions of vehicles that scandal involved the company CEO Akio Toyoda in the so-called "unintended acceleration", bear witness in tears before the US Congress.

The grandson of the founder Toyota, promised Toyoda to intensify focus on quality, reliability and security of the company. And there are clear signs of improvement. It has achieved on a number of studies, including the annual survey of the reliability by consumer reports, which keeps the results of millions of readers of the influential magazine but also. Three brands of the manufacturer, Toyota, Scion and Lexus, crowned, in that order in the chart.

But CR officials pointed out that it is not remembered in its results, consider despite the potential impact on the quality or reliability.

What is potentially problematic about the latest recalls is the fact that it includes products which only sold the model year 2011, after President Toyoda its touted much to fix push began to Toyota quality problems.

Despite the potential tarnishing the image damage continue to collect Toyota safety, sale that ends with the maker, forecast that it will be near the milestone 10 million mark for the current fiscal year on March 31. The win led to a tripling in the last quarter.

But Toyota before other problems, notably a boycott in the booming Chinese market, that before recently Les of the manufacturer raised its forecast for the year slightly cut turnover.

(C) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2012.

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