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December 5, 2020
BUSINESS

Toyota Romania recalls over 12.000 vehicles

Toyota Romania recalled more then 12.000 vehicles to check on sticky accelerator pedals, a press release informs. Vehicle owners will get information letters from Toyota dealers who sold their cars and will be programmed for car checks. In Romania, like in all other European countries, there were no accidents caused by possible gas pedal malfunctions. Toyota Motor Corp said it is recalling nearly half a million of its flagship Prius and other hybrid cars for braking problems as it seeks to address criticism over the handling of its worst safety crisis. The world’s largest automaker is under fire for two other recalls covering more than 8 million vehicles worldwide due to problems with slipping floormats and sticky accelerator pedals. It also faces a potential rush of litigation for crashes linked to those problems and blamed for 19 deaths and numerous injuries in the United States over the past decade. Chastised by safety authorities and members of the Obama administration for moving too slowly on those recalls, Toyota President Akio Toyoda said he never believed the company was infallible, but it had always tried to repair defects swiftly.

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