BBC News — Toyota to recall 885,000 vehicles

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Toyota to recall 885,000

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Toyota is recalling 885,000 to fix a problem that could a water leak from the air unit.

It said water leak into the airbag module, causing a short and triggering a warning light.

In cases airbags could disabled or could inadvertently and in limited cases the power function could be disabled, it

The models affected by the recall are the Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Hybrid, and Venza made in

Some 847,000 cars be recalled in North America, the rest will be in Europe, and the Middle East.

A spokeswoman for told the BBC that it had received of two minor injuries due to the issue, but had been no reports of any vehicles

Reputational damage?

This is the major recall that has issued in recent weeks.

month, the company called more than 780,000 in the US to address a suspension defect in its and Lexus HS 250h models, fears that an initial last year did not fix the problem.


Puneet Pal Singh reporter, BBC News

Toyota#039;s announcement puts the number of over the past two years at 20 million. That is far more the number it called back in and 2010 — widely as the worst years for its reputation.

Toyota#039;s sales had suffered in the of those recalls, which prompted by problems with pedals becoming trapped floor mats.

The current haven#039;t been linked to any incidents or crashes. But 20 million is a number and the recalls have spread across various and unrelated issues.

Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)

It is a big blow for which has been trying to its reputation as a maker of high cars.

In September, it recalled Sienna minivans in the US to fix a lever that could cause to shift out of park mode the driver depressing the brake

Toyota said at the time it was aware of 24 minor accidents due to the

In recent weeks more 2.2 million vehicles have recalled.

Analysts said the could have an impact on its with the customers.

Repeated definitely dent the image of any Vivek Vaidya, an auto with consulting firm Sullivan told the BBC.

If you have one big recall, it is still But if (a company) calls back vehicle models at different for unrelated issues, customers to have a re-think about quality assurance.

And if the problem airbag deployment — it a serious issue, he added.

The move takes the total of cars recalled by Toyota year to six million vehicles.

Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)


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