Toyota Philippines recalls Fortuner, Hilux and Innova vehicles

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MANILA, Philippines—Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) said it has recalled units of three models sold in the country from November 2004 to June 2010.

 

TMPC said its special service campaign covers Fortuner, Hilux and Innova units sold during the period, citing a potential problem with the vehicles’ spiral cable.

 

“Due to the shape and location of the spiral cable retainers, this may cause some connectivity loss related to the air bag system. In such case, the driver side air bag may not deploy in the event of a crash. There are, however, no incidents reported related to this condition,” TMPC said in a statement.

 

The company said authorizedToyotadealers would replace the affected units’ spiral cable assembly free of charge.

 

“Toyota Motor Philippines will notify all owners of the affected units advising them to set appointments with their respective dealerships,” it said, adding that customers with inquiries regarding the recall are advised to contact theToyotaCustomerAssistanceCenterat (02) 819-2912 or visit the nearest dealership.

 

“We value our customers’ safety, thus our company decided to hold such campaign to ease their concerns on this issue,” TMPC first vice president for corporate affairs Rommel T. Gutierrez said.

 

This special service campaign was part of the giant Japanese carmaker’s global recall of 6.39 million vehicles involving 26 models.

 

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  • RRSPEAK

    • • • It’s good to recall defective Toyota cars from the market so they cannot endanger our BODIES,
    • • • But it’s also good to recall mind-altering Liquor products from the market so they cannot endanger our SPIRITS. ….. Yikes !! ….. ((^_^)) ☻☺☻☺☻

    …… (ref: 1Corinthians 3:16-17, 2Corinthians 7:1, Ephesians 5:18)

  • Dayunyor Binay

    ….2011 to present Chrysler and Dodge vehicles rocks…the best you can for your money…very reliable,powerful engines and high-tech features…..their products did really improved that much after those very bad moments 20 or more yesteryears….

  • henri_see

    The Chevy Trailblazer looks good.
    And I’m waiting for the new 2015 Ford Everest. It’s a beauty.

    • huseng_batute

      I like the exterior of the current Everest model. What killed the deal was the interior, especially the hand-brake.

  • neverwint3r

    this is a big blow to toyota. innova, fortuner and rav4 are very popular in the phils.

    • huseng_batute

      Actually its good publicity. It shows they stand by their product even if it (the repair) means spending money.

      • askal2u

        You got that right, compared to union-run GM that do not want to recall their vehicles to replace a 51 cent ignition part which caused 13 death and many injuries.

    • Mux

      Pun intended, because the spiral assembly is related to the airbag, which blows? :)

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