If you are currently driving a Toyota vehicle and you’re completely satisfied with your car’s performances, everything is just fine, but if you are bothered by some faults and glitches your car seems to display, unfortunately, you are not the only one. It is hard to believe that the world’s biggest car manufacturer threw in the world a lot of faulty vehicles, but it is the truth. A proof of this fact is the news that Toyota recalls over 6 million cars – 6.39 million vehicles to be exact – on a global scale. The reason for this major recall is represented by the discovery of no less than five different faults found in 27 Toyota models. The recall includes among others:
– the Corolla from model-years 2009 to 2010.
– the 2008-2010 Highlander sport-utility vehicle
– the 2009-2010 Tacoma pickup truck
– the 2006-2008 RAV4 SUV in the U.S
– a handful of Yaris models from 2006-2010
– the the 2008-2010 Scion xD
– the 2009-2010 Matrix
– The Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia are also affected by the recall
According to the news, by region, the recall affects
2.3 million vehicles in North America, 1.09 million vehicles in Japan and 810,000 vehicles in Europe. Other regions affected by the recall include Africa, South America and the Middle East.
What is the reason for which Toyota recalls over 6 million cars worldwide?
The automaker found a lot of faults, but one of the most severe ones involves defects to the cables for driver air-bag modules: these cables might get damaged when the driver steers the wheel, thus preventing the air – bag to deploy when necessary. This defect was found in 3.5 million cars globally. The good news is that, according to the released statistics and official statement, there were no accidents reported that could be related to none of these identified faults. The less good news is that nobody can blame anyone, as it is still unclear if Toyota’s suppliers or the company itself are to blame for the faults and defects.