Toyota Recalling Camry, Other Models over Component Problems

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  • Toyota's All New Camry launched in Jakarta, Apr. 4, 2012. Raju Febrian/TEMPO

    Toyota's All New Camry launched in Jakarta, Apr. 4, 2012. Raju Febrian/TEMPO

    TEMPO.CO, Tokyo – Japanese car manufacturer Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO: 7203) announced they will recall 361,800 units of their cars worldwide. One of them is the Japanese brand's popular sedan, the Toyota Camry, which will be taken off the market due to component malfunction.

    Reuters reported that the Camry sedan is recalled because of a ball-joint problem that could cause loss of control of the car. Toyota said 170,000 Camry sedans will be recalled, 120,000 units from European market and the remaining 50,000 units from Japan.

    Aside from its Camry, Toyota will also be recalling 105,800 of their multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), the Hiace, the Regius Ace and the Dyna, to replace the fuel-pipe.

    The manufacturer will also recall the Crown and Crown Majesta models in Japan to replace the outer safety belt assemblies.

    Toyota claimed they have not received reports of accidents or injuries resulting for the faulty components of said models. 

    BERNADETTE CHRISTINA MUNTHE