Monday, February 4, 2013

1 Million Toyotas recalled for windshield wiper, airbag problems

1 Million Toyotas recalled for windshield wiper, airbag problems

Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau - 2 days

Toyota says it is remembered more than 1 million vehicles, including some late model luxury cars, due to some security issues related to faulty airbags and faulty windshield wipers.

The announcement comes in the same week that the manufacturer certifies that it 2012 world's best-selling automaker regained the title as that. But Toyota had recalled more vehicles than other automakers, who work in the United States last year--the third time the dubious distinction of conquered it in four years.

The new recall covers about 752.000 Corolla and Corolla matrix cars that sold in 2003 and 2004. According to Toyota, a control module is vulnerable for short. When that happens, their airbags and front seat pre-tensioners may occur accidentally deployment.

The second recall involves an estimated 270,000 Lexus IS models, which sold between 2006 and early 2012. The manufacturer says, "the windshield wiper arm nut could be insufficient sealing. "When movement is restricted the windshield wipers by external loads, such as an accumulation of heavy snow on the windshield, which can either or both the wipers become ineffective."

The twin callbacks service actions that have threatened to tarnish Toyota's pound sterling reputation for quality, reliability and dependability, traditionally or QRD are seen at the latest in an ongoing series of large-scale security industry.

Just in last October 7.4 million were reminded, worldwide due to the potential risk vehicles of fire vehicle in connection with faulty power switch window. A third of these vehicles had been sold in the States. In November, Toyota recalls another 2.8 million vehicles due to problems with hybrid systems.

All in all recalls 5.3 million cars, trucks, and transitions in the U.S. market involved Toyota alone in 2012, significantly higher than the second place Honda, 3.9 million vehicles recalled. GM recalled 1.5 million vehicles, landing the Detroit makers third on the entire list in the past year.

But Toyota's recall problems really started in 2009, when it ordered the first in a growing number of measures in connection with problems of unintended acceleration. The first involved vehicles, which carpets the accelerator could absorb, pedal, a problem if you have highlighted a California Highway Patrol officer and several family members in a fiery accident killed.

Early in 2010, pedals to light came a second problem with sticky accelerator. The forced not only Toyota recall millions more vehicles but to just stop production at many of its U.S. Assembly lines.

During these two years alone, more than 8 million vehicles by unintended acceleration problems were recalled. The manufacturer was grilled by Congress and hammered through a series of record illegal to delay fines for safety-related recalls. But Toyota was last year again by another record by further delay related to so called carpet fine hit entrapment on its Lexus RX crossovers.

Despite its current problems, industry analysts have little evidence of any impact on Toyota image or sales the manufacturer handily outperformed the US car market overall increase in 13.5% in 2012 seen.

Global sales, meanwhile soared to 9.75 million last year significantly higher than the second place GM 9,29 million vehicles sold.

Toyota says that it will be notified soon, affected owners of his two recent recalls. Owner companies in the and the Toyota customer experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or and Lexus customer satisfaction (1 800-255-3987) attain also.

Copyright 2013 the Detroit Bureau

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