Toyota Recall: 270, 000 defective engine vehicles
Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday about 270,000 cars sold worldwide–including luxury Lexus sedans–have potentially faulty engines, the latest quality lapse to hit the automaker following massive global recalls of top-selling models.
Toyota spokesman Hideaki Homma said the Toyota was considering withdrawal again for repairs. The problem is, there are on a machine that can suddenly die.
The automaker has been working to patch up its reputation after recalling more than 8 million vehicles worldwide because of unintended acceleration and other defects.
Toyota recognized if until now there have been no reports of accidents caused by machinery. Nor does it say in the production of recall candidates. Including an investigation that has been done related to the problem.
According to Toyota, the test is performed the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. They found the fuel leak during a hit on side at a speed 80 km/hours. Tests carried out by contractors appointed by the NHTSA. Leakage occurs when a car spinning after the collision.
Toyota Tests conducted did not show any leak, but Toyota continued to hold on to government test results. Toyota also asked dealers to stop selling this luxury hybrid car.
Of the 270,000 vehicles with engine problems, some 180,000 were sold overseas and the rest in Japan. They include the popular Crown and seven models of luxury Lexus sedans.
“The world’s largest automotive companies” are trying to rise from recall associated with unintended acceleration and other problems. The U.S. Government even Toyota fined up to $ 16.4 billion because it was too late to recall. This is the highest penalty ever undertaken of the United States government.
In the aftermath of the recalls, Congress is considering an upgrade to auto safety laws to toughen potential penalties against automakers, give the U.S. government more powers to demand a recall and push car companies to meet new safety standards.