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Toyota recall: SA cars named

2010-02-05 06:43
The Auris, the new generation Verso and the Corolla may be included in Toyota's recall of vehicles locally, Toyota South Africa said on Thursday.

"Toyota South Africa Motors have been able to isolate the Auris, new generation Verso and Corolla as part of the technical study of all the vehicles that are sold in South Africa," said Toyota South Africa spokesman Leo Kok in statement.

"This would imply that these three model ranges will in all possibility be included in the South African recall programme."

Toyota South Africa has not excluded other vehicles yet, and would be able to tell the public the model ranges and the specific date ranges for the recalled models by next week, he said.

Kok could not immediately be reached for further comment.

Toyota has recalled 4.2 million cars and trucks in North America, Europe and China to fix the accelerators, which may be harder to depress, slow to return to the idle position or remain in a partially depressed position.

The Japanese car giant indicated it would expand the recall to Middle East, Africa and Latin America - taking back about 180 000 cars imported from the United States and sold in these areas.

Earlier this week, Kok said the company had received the recall directive from Japan, but that the company had not experienced problems locally.

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