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Toyota PH Finally Answered Regarding the Recall


We posted yesterday that Toyota is recalling 3 million cars due to defect. Toyota responded to TopGear Philippines and stated what model is affected and what is not.

Toyota told TopGear PH that only the Toyota Prius and the Lexus CT200h were affected by the recall and the Altis is not included.

Here is the statement from Toyota Motor Philippines:

In line with Toyota’s firm commitment on product safety and quality, Toyota Motor Philippines will issue a Special Service Campaign (SSC) for the Prius Curtain Shield Airbag and its Emission Control Canister. This campaign involves 63 vehicles for the airbag issue and 65 units for the emission canister concern. In the Philippines, these models were sold between October 2008 and April 2012 for the airbag concern, and April 2006 and August 2015 for the emission canister concern.

The said Prius models are equipped with curtain shield airbags located in the left and right side roof rails. Each curtain shield airbag uses a certain type of inflator that contains compressed gas in one chamber and a propellant in the other. Due to concerns that small cracks may develop in the welded frame area of the airbags when exposed to heat for long periods of hours parked, this may cause defects when the airbag is deployed.

As for the other emission canister concern, these hybrid units are also fitted with evaporative fuel emissions control unit canisters that are mounted in the fuel tank. Due to possible occurrences of cracks on the canister coating, this may result to fuel leaks when the tank is full.

There have been no accidents reported related to these conditions.

We will inform our concerned Philippine customers through registered mail. Any authorized Toyota dealer will inspect and, if necessary, install a retention bracket to the Curtain Shield Airbag, and/or replace the fuel suction plate/charcoal canister of the vehicle at no charge.

For more information or other inquiries, you may contact the Toyota Customer Assistance Center at (02) 819-2912.
The owners of Altis can now rest in relief as Toyota assured that they are safe from the recall.
Toyota PH Finally Answered Regarding the Recall Reviewed by Siopao Master on 7/07/2016 08:23:00 AM Rating: 5

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