Toyota Safety Recall – Prius
So who say Japanese car is so great after all? Haha… See they are affected too. So it’s nothing wrong with brand or the origin of the country of the car makers!
UMW TOYOTA MOTOR TO CONDUCT SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO PRIUS
More than 60 units Prius owners in Malaysia are involved
SHAH ALAM – Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan has announced on 9 February 2010, they will conduct a recall campaign related to the software program that controls the antilock braking system (ABS) in the Toyota Prius. TMC has undertaken a recall campaign in the interest of ensuring customers’ confidence and peace of mind. The corrective ABS software programming will resolve the problem.
UMW Toyota Motor, the exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia would like to announce that it would initiate a special service campaign to address the brake issue of Prius.
Mr. Kuah Kock Heng, President of UMW Toyota Motor said, “To date there are over 60 units of the third generation Toyota Prius sold by the company since it was launched in October 2009.”
He also said, “At this moment our technicians are being trained to carry out the necessary corrective measures.”
“UMW Toyota Motor will contact our Prius owners regarding the special service campaign that will be available starting from Friday, 12 February 2010. Owners of the Prius will be given first priority,” he added.
Mr Kuah continued to say, “For customers who have booked their Prius or are interested to purchase a Prius, we would like to assure you that all Prius models will go through the corrective measures before delivery.”
“We would like to apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused by this predicament,” he concluded.
Customers may also contact UMW Toyota Motor free phone line 1800-8-869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA) for further information or assistance.
UPDATE : TOYOTA VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALLS
Our principal, Toyota Motor Corporation has released a media statement dated 1st February 2010, that they have found a remedy for the accelerator pedal recall issue.
Further to that, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to reiterate that all Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by the recall exercise as announced in a media statement issued on 29 January 2010.
This is because the accelerator pedal components of the affected models used in the US markets are different from the Toyota and Lexus models sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor.
We would like to advise the public and the Toyota and Lexus customers in Malaysia that there is no cause for concern on this matter.
TOYOTA VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALLS IN U.S.
On 21 January 2010, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), United States released a media statement of a safety recall campaign involving 2.3 million vehicles affecting eight (8) Toyota models.
TMS also released a follow-up media statement on 26 January 2010, regarding the suspension of sales of their selected models.
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to emphasise that we have received confirmation from our principal, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan that all Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by this recall exercise. The accelerator pedal components of the affected models used in the US markets are different from the Toyota and Lexus models sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor.
We would like to advise that there is no cause for concern on this matter.
For more information, please call:
Mr. Justin Kwan
En. Zulkefli Mohamed
External Affairs, Marketing Division
UMW Toyota Motor
Tel: 03 – 5123 6688 Fax: 03 – 51236321
UMW Toyota Motor free-phone : 1800-8-869682
Source : Toyota.com.my