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Toyota China to Recall Crown Sedans Due to Leaking Brake Fluid Issue

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Published on : Oct 15, 2014

Joining the global wave of automobile recalls, Toyota has announced its decision to recall 93,700 cars from the Chinese market to fix an issue regarding leaking brake fluid, Chinese quality watchdog has informed. 

Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co, the Chinese subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., will recall the Crown model sedans manufactured by it between 1st December 2009 and 14th June 2012. The news was reported by AQSIQ, the Chinese group of inspection, general administration, quality supervision and quarantine in a statement published by it on its official website. 

The committee said that the issue regarding leaking brake fluid could hamper proper functioning of the vehicle’s braking system, thus leading to fatal accidents.

FAW officials were not available for an immediate comment about the company’s decision in this regard. The recall was however confirmed by company’s customer service department.

The scope of this recall covers the fault due to which prolonged use of some vehicles may lead to internal seal cracks in the brake master cylinder. This may lead to occurrences of brake fluid leakage, warning lights and impeded brake performance. Apparently, the fault may turn out to be a big security risk if not addressed early. 

Under the recall, the company will replace the brake master cylinder internal seal for free, and check the vacuum booster for its affect on the matter. If vacuum boosters in the vehicle are also found faulty, they will also be replaced to eliminate any hazards to the vehicle’s safety, the company stated. The company will reportedly take initiatives to contact owner of the vehicles and arrange inspection matters.

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