Toyota recalls over 65,000 units of Innova and Fortuner--in Vietnam

Are local units affected?
Apr 27, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Toyota recalls over 65,000 Innovas and Fortuners - in Vietnam

Toyota Vietnam is recalling 65,703 units of its locally-assembled Fortuner sport-utility vehicle and Innova Asian-utility vehicle nearly a month after the Japanese carmaker made a similar announcement involving a much lower number of vehicles.

In March, Toyota announced a recall for only 8,830 units of the said models.

Toyota engineer Le Van Tach, however, disputed Toyota's initial report and estimated that as much as 60,000 units could be affected, ThanNienNews.com reported. The latest announcement, which involves more than 65,000 vehicles, was made on April 15.

According to Toyota, Vietnam-made Fortuner and Innova units were found to have either over-responsive brake systems, or improperly-mounted camber bolts and seats.

ThanNienNews.com added that, though the recall is not the first in Vietnam, it is the largest ever made based on the official records of the Vietnam Register Agency, the government body responsible for checking vehicle quality. The agency is reportedly scheduled to inspect Toyota Vietnam's production facilities to find what had caused the flaws.

Toyota Motor Philippines has yet to reply to TopGear.com.ph's query on how the recall would affect Thai-built Fortuners sold here. The Toyota Innova is assembled in the Philippines.

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