Toyota in Turmoil
November 21, 2012

Turmoil at Toyota


Steering wheel and water pump system failures have forced Toyota to issue a recall for a massive 75,000 vehicles in the UK and a massive 2.7 million vehicles worldwide.


The steering failure is said to be affecting the Avensis and Corolla models that were produced in the period between July 2001 and March 2009. The issue of steering has been recently highlighted with reportedly several cars having lost steering after owning their vehicle for a certain amount of time.


The issue of the water pump problem has only occurred in the Prius model made between July 2003 and April 2009. Fortunately for Toyota there has been no reported accidents associated with these issues but 9 reported cases highlighting the problems.


This recall of 2.7 million vehicles follows another Toyota recall which took place in October earlier this year when they originally recalled 138,000 vehicles suggesting that the problems were highly prominent within the first recalled vehicles.


Manufacturer recalls are a common occurrence within the automotive industry, however, Toyota themselves are known for having a mass recall back in 2009 when they recalled a massive 12 million vehicles worldwide.


The firm still trying to reconstruct the companies reputation and gain trust within customers after the previous fiasco, which saw the firm apologising to customers.


Toyota GB have announced that it will contact the owners of all the required vehicles within the next 2 months, to arrange an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Toyota dealership. Toyota have also stated that the Prius may possibly suffer from both the water pump problem and the steering issue.


Once the dealer has your vehicle it will replace the hybrid system water pump as well as inspecting the steering shaft for any issues. The steering shaft has to meet a certain criteria and if it doesn’t it will the be repaired.


All repairs will be free of charge say Toyota and they state that the customers safety and experience is their main priority.


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