Bangalore, April 9: Indo-Japanese joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Wednesday said it is recalling 44,989 units of the multi-utility vehicle Innova manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008.
According to the company, the recall has been mandated due to an error discovered in the spiral cable mounted on the steering wheel.
“This (error) will lead to continuous illumination of an airbag warning lamp on the instrument cluster giving prior indication of a problem to the customer. In addition, the driver’s airbag may get deactivated,” the company said in a statement.
“Toyota is currently working on obtaining the necessary replacement parts. Once the replacement parts are available, customers will be contacted by the authorized Toyota dealers. The vehicle will then be repaired free of cost.”
The company added that the repairs are expected to be carried out in around an hour’s time.
The recall is a part of a global exercise as the company plans to fix 6.58 million vehicles around the world which may suffer from faults in steering and seats. This will be one of the largest vehicle recalls to date in the global auto industry.