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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:58 PM
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Toyota to recall 2 mil. cars in Europe
The Yomiuri Shimbun

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it would recall about 2 million cars from the European market to fix accelerator pedal flaws, the same trouble that forced the world's top carmaker to recall 2.3 million vehicles in the United States.

The number of vehicles to be recalled by Toyota for repair will amount to a record 4.3 million units, or about 60 percent of its annual total sales, inevitably affecting Toyota's brand image and sales adversely, analysts said.

Accelerator pedals supplied by a U.S. parts maker, which were blamed for recalls in the United States, were also used for the manufacture of some Toyota models in Europe after being supplied by the European subsidiary of the U.S. parts maker, a Toyota official said.

<SNIP>http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T100125005902.htm


The supplier is CTS Corporation of Elkhart, Indiana. http://www.ctscorp.com/
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:01 PM
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1. Two million more? Wow.
That's not going to go well overseas I don't think.
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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:20 PM
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2. wonder if it affects my FJ, though it was built in japan im not sure :)
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:22 PM
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3. Probably not -- they also get accelerators from the Japanese parts company Denso
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 10:23 PM by FarCenter
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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:27 PM
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5. yeah i know that all the parts and building were done in japan, so i was okay
i wonder how easy the fix will be and if it will mean a change in the supplier...
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:26 PM
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4. Wow, another 2 million cars. n/t
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