Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Wednesday announced that company is about to recall the 44,989 units of its popular MPV Innova. The models of Innova which are manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008 will be impacted by this exercise.
As per the company, the recall is being done in order to replace the spiral cable mounted on the steering wheel as there is an error in it which will lead to continuous illumination of an airbag warning lamp on the instrument cluster giving prior indication of a problem to the customer. This problem in future can be resulted as deactivation of airbag if not replaces now.
Toyota is currently dealing on obtaining the necessary replacement parts. Owners of Innova manufactured between above mentioned time period will be contacted by their nearest authorized dealers, once necessary replacement parts will be available.
This process of repairing will be done free of cost by the company and probably will take the approx time of just an hour.
This act of recalling is said to be a part of global exercise of repairing 6.58 million vehicles around the world announced by Japanese parent Toyota Motor Corp. The global models may suffer from same faults in its steering wheel and also in the seats. In history of global auto industry, it will be one of the largest vehicle recalls.
Before the above told, GM India had also recalled 1.14 lakh units of its MPV Chevy Tavera last year (manufactured between 2005 and 2013) to remove emissions and specification issues. It is the biggest recall in India till date.