Toyota, Nissan recall cars to fix problems

Monday, May 16, 2016 18:10

Toyota Camry 2.0E. — File Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Toyota Motor Viet Nam (TMV) has announced the start of its recall campaign for the engine control module for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve operation on 2,410 Camry 2.0E units.

This campaign, effective at all Toyota dealerships nation-wide in line with the announcement of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), will be conducted in Viet Nam from May 16, 2016.

According to TMC, a defect was discovered in the engine control unit's (ECU's) EGR valve control programme. This is a device that recirculates a portion of the exhaust gas to the intake system of the engine and suppresses nitride oxide generation.

If the accelerator pedal is used frequently at short intervals, the EGR valve may fail to close properly. The engine may then fail if the exhaust gas cannot be discharged normally. In the worst-case scenario, this may cause the engine to stall while the car is in motion.

Customers who own the affected vehicles will receive a letter to notify them of the recall campaign and to invite them to bring their vehicles to TMV's dealers for a free check-up and to reprogramme the ECU.

This is the second recall campaign TMV has conducted in recent days. Last week, it recalled 133 Lexus ES 250 and ES 350 cars to fix a brake problem.

Nissan Navara pickup truck. — File Photo

Nissan, an automaker from Japan, also announced it's recalling 602 Navara pickup trucks in the Vietnamese market to fix airbag faults in front of the driver seat.

Nissan Viet Nam will check and replace the air pump for LE and XE versions of Navara pickup trucks.

The programme is scheduled to begin from June 6 and finish on June 5 next year.

The cars, produced in Thailand from September 20, 2010 to February 13, 2013, were imported and distributed by Nissan Viet Nam. — VNS

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