Saturday, April 17, 2010

Economy News: Toyota again faces safety concerns and recalls 600,000 Sienna minivans

If yesterday we informed that Toyota suspended temporally Lexus GX 640 sales to United States, today we woke up with another Toyota's safety concerns as the company recalled 600,000 Sienna minivans over rusting spare tire holders.

Until now, Toyota has recalled more than 8 milions because safety concerns such as accelerator pedal, rusting pieces or problems with stabilty, to name a few.

On the other side, Toyota engineers are duplicating the same results with their own cars that had tested to verify the complaints the received.

This problem is more severe at cold climate areas, so the complaints received are mainly from these states with same cold-climate, specially from the coast.

In case you're the owner of one Toyota, the company is providing free inspectins of the spare tire carrier at any state from the USA, as said Steve St. Angelo (Chief of quality officer for United States and Canada). Owners can call 800 331-4331 for further information.

Also, a question raised: Would this, along with the expansion at the European market, be the start of the automobile american recovery?

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