TOYOTA'S distributor in Brunei Darussalam is still awaiting clarification from Japan on whether the carmaker's recent car recall will include any vehicle models sold here.
NBT Brunei Sdn Bhd, Brunei's largest distributor of Toyota and Lexus automobiles has taken swift action with regards the recent Toyota recall in Japan. It has already contacted Japan for further clarification whether Brunei is also affected by the recall.
A total of 680 affected cars were reported by Toyota to have been exported to more than five countries.
A representative from the automotive dealer told The Brunei Times yesterday that NBT was still awaiting an advisory from Japan.
"Right now, we are unable to comment if our cars are affected. Our technical manager has already contacted Japan and we are still waiting for a response," the representative said, requesting not to be named. NBT will duly inform the public when it gets an official advisory from Japan.
Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said that it was recalling 470,000 cars in Japan due to problems arising from fuel and steering systems. Eight models from the automaker are affected, including the Crown luxury sedan produced in Japan between September 1999 and October 2004.
The NBT representative said that the recent Crown models are not available in the Brunei market.
The automaker said the recall is aimed at exchanging faulty parts used in the fuel control system and pipes, which may lead to fuel leaks. It said it is ready to exchange defective parts for free within the scope of regulations in each of the affected countries.
Last year, Toyota also announced several vehicles recalls. The Brunei Times
Saturday, October 20, 2007
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