In the most recent vehicle issues, Toyota recalls about 6.39 million vehicles globally due to several issues that could cause potential safety risk and injury for the driver or passengers. The only good thing is that, there have been no reported crashes and injuries related to the various problems of the recalled vehicles according to the published reports. Although there two fires that are linked to one of the reported problems of the vehicles which is a defective engine starter.
So if you have a Toyota vehicle in the following models, then make sure to contact your dealer and have it check if it is part of the Toyota recall 2014. There are 27 Toyota models that includes Corolla sedan, RAV 4 SUV, Matrix, Yaris subcompact, Highlander and Tacoma that may have defective engine starter, faulty steering column bracket, driver’s seat rail defect, airbags that might no inflate, faulty power window switches and some issues in the windshield wiper motors.
It has been reported that the defective seat rails may cause the seat to slide forward in a crash, the airbag may fail to inflate due to a spiral cable that could be damaged when the steering wheel is turned and the engine starter defect that can keep the motor running that may cause fire.
And here are the figures of the Toyota recall across the world, 1.09 million in Japan, 2.3 million in North America, 810,000 in Europe and 62,000 in China. And the rest of the numbers are scattered among the regions of Africa, South America and the Middle East. So if you have one of the models and are currently in the above mentioned country then most likely the car that you are driving could be included in the recall.
But that’s not all there is, as the said defects were also found in Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia. The models mentioned are affected as it was produced at Toyota’s US factory which was jointly owned with General Motors and uses common parts of its entire vehicle lineup. So I highly urged you to stop reading now and give your dealer a call.
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