Toyota To Recall 550,000 Cars Worldwide


Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling 549,000 vehicles worldwide, including 10,000 in the Middle East, due to a problem with an engine part.

The vehicles subject to the recall cover 10 models, including the 2004 Avalon, the 2004 and 2005 Camry and 2006 Highlander HV, as well as the 2004 and 2005 ES330, the RX330 and the 2006 RX400h from luxury Lexus models, the auto giant said in a statement.

There have been no injuries or accidents reported related to the faulty parts, it said.

Toyota is recalling 447,000 units in North America, 38,000 in Japan and 25, 000 in Australia and New Zealand.

The recall also affects some 14,000 vehicles in Europe and 14,000 in other Asian nations.

According to Toyota, the outer ring of the engine’s crankshaft pulley may become misaligned, causing noise or a warning signal to light up. The carmaker will replace the part for free at its dealers.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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