Toyota Recalls 1.3 Million Yaris

Friday January 30th, 2009 at 11:11 AM
Posted by: tonyb

2007 Toyota YarisUh-oh, another recall, and this is a big one.

Toyota, largest automaker in the world has to recall one of its most popular models, the Yaris. As a matter of fact, they are recalling 1.3 million of the little buggers, so this is a pretty big deal (BTW, just what IS the plural of Yaris? Is it Yarii? Or is it both singular and plural, like moose?). A lot of people find the Yaris an unattractive ride, but a lot of people, especially women, we’ve noticed, are really taken by its cuteness and proportions. It’s also inexpensive, well laid out on the inside gets great mileage and has been a big hit for the company. So if you own a Yaris, read on.

On Wednesday Toyota said the recall involves 134,900 of them residing in the United States. The recall is due to a seatbelt defect. In extreme front-crash situations, the defective seatbelt unit could cause a foam pad to ignite. However, no cases of fire have been reported to Toyota or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall includes 2006 and 2007 model year Yaris vehicles. Owners will be notified of the recall next week via a letter from Toyota.

Well, we guess the good news is that” … no cases of fire have been reported … “, but still, if you own a Yaris, and you don’t hear from Toyota, call up your dealer.

Safety first kids, safety first.

Source: LeftLaneNews

One Response to Toyota Recalls 1.3 Million Yaris

  1. Peter Anastopulos says:

    I don’t think this malfunctions in just the Toyota brand but also Lexus.I road with a friend in his RX and the engine surged when we parked .The accelerator had a mind of it’s own.Back before Thanksgiving in San Diego county that Lexus IS killed that family.Now this guy on the news with the Avalon which was surging on the Toyota Dealers lot.Toyota/Lexus has got to figure this out because the type of people who drive these cars are not the most sophisticated drivers .They are not going to be able to react well to a sudden surge.These cars are built for our Mothers,Grandmothers/Senior Citizens,Kids,Wives who just want a reliable vehicle .That’s what Toyota built it rep on and has really screwed up.

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