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Toyota———s 1100 Diesel Cars Altis to be Recalled

By Motortrend India Staff   |   28 May,2013

Toyota, the Japanese car maker will recall 1100 diesel variant of its sedan Corolla Altis in India due to faulty driveshaft.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM)'s Indian wing told in a statement published on its website that it has initiated a recall campaign this May for diesel variant of Toyota Corolla Altis. It also said, "The campaign is for Corolla Altis Diesel manufactured between August 3, 2012 and February 14, 2013."

Toyota says the recall is initiated as a precautionary measure, "A potential aberration on the left or right side of the driveshaft has been observed in a few cases. We have decided to proactively inspect and repair/replace the drive shafts." It may require two hours to rectify the problem.

Nissan last week announced recall of 22,188 units of Micra and Sunny in India to take care of faulty braking system. Nissan Motor India is Toyota's wholly-owned subsidiary; the company recalled Micra and Sunny produced between June 2012 & March 2012.

In the year 2011, Toyota had recalled 41,000 units of Etios and Liva to rectify faulty inlet pipe to fuel tank.

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