Automotive manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor, as a part of global recall has recently announced voluntary recall of 5834 units of its Toyota Corolla Altis diesel in India which were manufactured between 15th June 2010 and 23rd May 2011 in India. This Toyota Corolla Altis diesel recall campaign will start from 25th November 2014 across Toyota dealership in India.
This recall of Corolla sedan is made to replace the components in the air intake system which connect to engine oil entry. These components avoid the oil entering into the air intake system of the vehicle and need to be replaced. The replacement of Corolla Altis components if necessary, will be done free of cost. The customers will not have to pay for this replacement.
Though, no complaints have been received by Toyota, this recall is being done as per Toyota’s customer first policy. Toyota dealership will contact the customers and inform them about this recall process, also they will inform the customers when the replacement of the components of their cars will be completed. Toyota authorized dealers across India will do the repair if it would be required. The customers will be notified about this campaign through calls and letters.
Only the diesel variants of Corolla sedan have been recalled. Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel is a stylish and gorgeous looking car and it in India it comes with a 4 Cylinder Inline 1364 cc D-4D Diesel engine, producing 88.4 PS of maximum power at 3800 rpm and 205 Nm of peak torque at 1800-2800 rpm. The dimensions of the car are 4620 mm x 1775 mm x 1475 mm (length x width x height respectively) with a wheelbase of 2700 mm and a fuel capacity of 50 litres mated to 6 speed transmission.
This is not the first time that Toyota has recalled the units of its cars. Earlier in November, Toyota recalled Camry which were sold in India and manufactured in Japan between March 2011 – July 2011, covering 119 units of the car. These units were recalled due to faulty front suspension.
Many other automobile manufacturers have been recalling their faulty car models before. Last month in 2014, as part of a global recall Nissan announced the recall of 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny to replace their defective airbags. Maruti Suzuki also announced recall of 1,03,311 units of Swift, Ertiga and DZire in India which were manufactured between 12 November 2013 and 4 February 2014. This recall was made to repair defective fuel-filler neck. Honda also recalled 2,338 units of Brio , Amaze and CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 to replace a defective component of airbags.
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