Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), the Indian wing of Toyota Motor Corp, is reported to have recalled 44,989 Innova in India over the error found in the spiral cable mounted on the steering wheel.
The recalled Innova are manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008.
The aforesaid recall of India is a part of Toyota’s global recall which is consisted of a global recall worth 6.58 million vehicles, called by the Japanese parent Toyota Motor Corp, yesterday.
“This (error) will lead to continuous illumination of an airbag warning lamp on the instrument cluster giving prior indication of a problem to the customer. In addition, the driver’s airbag may get deactivated,” the Japanese carmaker said in a statement.
“Toyota is currently working on obtaining the necessary replacement parts. Once the replacement parts are available, customers will be contacted by the authorized Toyota dealers. The vehicle will then be repaired free of cost.”
The company said: repairs would take approximately one hour after the car walks into the service station.
More controversies to it, this recall (of 6.58 million vehicles) is said to be one of the largest vehicle recalls till date in the global auto industry.