On Wednesday, Toyota reported that it will call back 361,800 vehicles (including the Camry sedan) due to three separate defects. About 170,000 Camrys have a faulty ball joint which can cause a loss of control over the vehicle. Only about 40,000 of defective vehicles are in Japan and about 120,000 are in Europe. The other recall includes 105,800 Hiance, Regius Ace and Dyna models that need a fuel pipe replacement. And the third recall is for Crown and Crown Majesta to replace the outer seat belt assemblies.
Toyota is currently not aware of any injuries or deaths due to the defects. In October, Toyota already recalled 1.67 million vehicles worldwide. The automaker is also facing federal investigations due to faulty air bags designed by Takata Corp. According to Reuters, Toyota asked its US customers to have passengers sit in the back of the car until the issue is fixed.
The automaker sold approximately 7.615 million cars during the first nine months of 2014. It is currently on pace to sell a total of 10.2 million vehicles in 2014.
Red more here – “Toyota to Recall 362,000 Camry, Other Models Globally,” (Chang-Ran Kim, Reuters).