Νέα προβλήματα για την Toyota αφού ανακοίνωσε νέα παγκόσμια ανάκληση που αφορά 1.53 εκατομμύρια αυτοκίνητα λόγου προβλήματος που εντοπίστηκε στις αντίστοιχες αντλίες των φρένων και των καυσίμων. Τα 730.000 από αυτά έχουν πουληθεί στην Αμερική ενώ τα 600.000 στην Ιαπωνία.


Η ανάκληση αφορά τα εξής μοντέλα

  • Avalon κατασκευασμένα το 2005-2006
  • Highlander κατασκευασμένα από 2004 έως 2006
  • Lexus GS300
  • Lexus IS250
  • Lexus IS350
  • Lexus RX

Ο Ιαπωνικός γίγαντας φαίνεται να χάνει μέρος της αξιοπιστίας του, αφού πέρυσι με το ToyotaGate (πρόβλημα με το πετάλ του γκαζιού) αναγκάστηκε να ανακαλέσει περισσότερα από 10 εκατομμύρια αυτοκίνητα ενώ η τελευταία ανάκληση αφορούσε 1.1 αυτοκίνητα Corolla/Matrix τα οποία είχανε πρόβλημα με την ECU.

Δελτίο Τύπου

Toyota Announces Intent to Voluntarily Recall Certain Toyota Avalon and Highlander, and Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 Vehicles to Replace a Brake Master Cylinder Seal

TORRANCE, Calif., October 20, 2010 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 740,000 – 2005 through 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006 Highlander (non Hybrid) and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 vehicles sold in the United States to address the possibility that a small amount of the brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp.

This action follows an announcement made by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan on October 21, 2010 (Japan).

The Toyota genuine brake fluid used during vehicle assembly for vehicles sold in the United States contains polymers. The polymers act as lubricants for certain brake system components. If during vehicle maintenance, brake fluid is used that does not contain such polymers or only small amounts, a part of the internal rubber seal (brake master cylinder cup) located at the end of the brake master cylinder piston may become dry and may curl during movement of the piston. If this occurs, a small amount of the brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp.

If the brake warning lamp has illuminated and the vehicle continues to be operated without refilling the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir, the driver will begin to notice a spongy or soft brake pedal feel and braking performance may gradually decline.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail beginning in early November 2010. Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the brake master cylinder cup with a newly designed one at no charge to the vehicle owners.

Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall or www.lexus.com/recall and the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987.

[Πηγή: Toyota | Photo Copyright: REUTERS/John Gress]

  • david17

    me auta kai me auta i VW trivi ta xerakia tis mipos kai parei tin protia :D

  • jimm

    γιατι μηπως ειναι καλυτερη αυτη? οσοι εχουν παρει volks……μαζι και εγω………καταλαβαινουν…………….την fiat κοροιδευουν αλλα τετοιες λαλακιες δεν κανει………….α ρε TOYOTA με την μη πλεον αξιοπιστια σου !!!!!!!!!παντα τετοια……………………….