More Problems for Toyota

February 17th, 2010 · 4:36 pm @ J. Marshall Hughes  -  No Comments

Toyota is considering yet another recall on one of its top selling cars, the Corolla. Complaints are coming in about steering problems in the subcompact vehicle.

The Courier Journal reports, “…in an alarming disclosure that could widen Toyota’s recall crisis, the executive in charge of quality controls, Shinichi Sasaki, said Toyota was taking seriously the complaints about power-steering problems in the Corolla, the world’s best-selling car. Speaking at Toyota’s Tokyo office, Sasaki said the company was putting customers first in a renewed effort to salvage its reputation and would do whatever is necessary if a Corolla fix is needed. He said it was still uncertain if a Corolla recall would be necessary, but it is an option the automaker is considering.”

This is yet another huge blow to the auto giant who recently recalled over 8 million vehicles due to accelerator problems and faulty brake systems. “If Toyota has to recall Corollas, I wouldn’t be surprised if they have to recall more than a million units again. It’s going to be another big, big negative,” said Koji Endo, managing director at Advanced Research Japan. Read more about Toyota’s recall at HughesAndColeman.com.

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