Toyota, BMW And Volvo Initiate Global Recalls
The recalls “trend” for the models affected by different technical problems continues. This time, three automakers have issued world wide recalls.
Three of the most important automakers of the world have announced yesterday massive recalls for some of the models they are selling on certain markets of the Globe. We are talking about Toyota, BMW and Volvo, and so the new recalls continue, reminding us about the black days the automotive industry is living regarding this aspect.
Most recalled units, 1.53 million, are found in Toyota’s back yard, which in just a year it passed the 12 million cars recalled for technical checkups world wide. Most of their recalled cars were sold in Japan and USA, but there also is an unknown number of units affected in Europe, China, South America, Africa and Oceania. The problems regard a potential problem of the braking system and the gas pump wirings. In the spotlight of the recall are the Toyota Crown, Avalon and Highlander models, and the Lexus GS300, IS250 and IS350 models.
The BMW recall targets 21,771 cars sold in China, this operation having as core a global problem of the braking system of one of the company’s models. We are talking about 21,383 5-Series, 6-Series and 7-Series units and 388 Rolls-Royce Phantom cars. Globally, this issue affects 345,000 units of the three BMW models and about 6,000 Phantom units. According to the BMW spokesman, Frank Strebe, the German company have received on complains regarding this malfunctioning, the recall being a “volunteer” one.
Finally, Volvo will recall about 10,000 cars in The States because of side airbag problems, which might not inflate in case of an accident. The recall was ordered by NHTSA, the American organization watching the traffic safety. The Volvo recall includes the 2010 and 2011 versions of S80, XC70, V70 and XC60 models.