Toyota to undertake global recall of 2.86 million cars to fix faulty airbags

The recall covers vehicles produced between April 2006 and August 2015, and includes the Japanese automaker's gasoline hybrid Prius model, the Auris compact hatchback and Corolla compact models

Reuters June 29, 2016 11:44:17 IST
Toyota to undertake global recall of 2.86 million cars to fix faulty airbags

Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million vehicles worldwide over a possible fault with their evaporative fuel emissions control unit.

The recall of cars is also to fix the faulty Takata airbags, which could pose a threat to the car's occupants. This is the second global recall issued by the carmaker this year, not pertaining to the Takata Airbag scandal.

Toyota to undertake global recall of 286 million cars to fix faulty airbags

The recall covers vehicles produced between April 2006 and August 2015, and includes the Japanese automaker's gasoline hybrid Prius model, the Auris compact hatchback and Corolla compact models.

Earlier in the day, the Japanese automaker said it was recalling 1.43 million Prius and Lexus models worldwide because of a separate issue involving a possible airbag inflator defect.

While Toyota hasn't revealed any additional information on the recall right now, India could very well be one of the many markets that will be affected by this recall, considering the Prius was launched in the country in 2010.

Currently among the two affected models, Toyota Prius is the only one on sale in India right now but the company had earlier announced its plans to launch the Lexus brand in India.

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