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Toyota expands its recall campaign

Update: April, 18/2014 - 08:36
Workers make a final inspection to a new Toyota, Innova at a plant. — Photo AFP

HA NOI (VNS) — Toyota Viet Nam (TMV) on Monday expanded its recall campaign to include the Hilux pickup truck due to similar airbag technical failure for which Fortuner and Innova were recently recalled.

The recall, which is applicable to 265 Hilux units produced between 1st Sept 2009 and 8th Dec 2009, followed last week's recall of 42,772 units of Innova and Fortuner for checking and replacing the spiral cable of the driver's airbag.

The malfunctioning spiral cable may prevent the airbag from opening up in the event of a crash.

Last Thursday , the Japanese car manufacturer announced that it was planning to recall 40,241 Innova units produced between Jan 7, 2006 and Jan 19, 2010, and 2,531 Fortuner units produced between Feb 1, 2009 and Jan 19, 2010.

The move follows a global recall of vehicles, due to faulty airbags, by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) that affected 3.5 million vehicles produced in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Vehicles manufactured in Africa, Middle East, and Asia were also recalled.

Under detailed guidelines issued by the TMC, the TMV will check and replace the spiral cable of the driver's airbag free of cost. — VNS

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