BANGKOK — – Toyota Motor Thailand reveals that Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan announced on 9 April 2014 the recalls of Toyota cars to be inspected their spiral cable.
The driver’s airbag module in the involved vehicles is attached to a spiral cable assembly with electrical connections that could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned. If this occurs, the airbag warning lamp will illuminate. In addition, the driver’s air bag could become deactivated, causing it to not deploy in the event of a crash. The action is to demonstrate the philosophy of customer-oriented with care and adopt the responsible operation to ensure its highest quality.
Senior vice-president of Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. Vudhigorn Suriyachantananont revealed, “The recalls affect 3 series of approximately 206,000 Toyota vehicles; Hilux VIGO, Fortuner and Innova, which are sold in Thailand during 2004 to 2010 for replacing their spiral cable assembly.
Owners of covered vehicles will be notified by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with countrywide Toyota dealers’ services centres to have the Spiral Cable Assembly replaced.”
“Towards a better understanding, the term “recall” means a voluntary service campaign for our customers to bring your vehicle to a Toyota service centre for an inspection and a remedy which may include repair services or part replacements (depending upon certain circumstances) at no charge. This action is to demonstrate that Toyota places the highest priority on customer safety and quality of our vehicles. This does not mean to replace a car,” Vudhigorn concluded.
[Source: Toyota Motor Thailand]