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Local Toyota importer unaffected by recall

Local Toyota importer unaffected by recall

CAMBODIA’S Toyota importer confirmed yesterday that it has resumed imports of Land Cruiser Prados, and said that a possible recall of other Lexus models would not affect domestic vehicles.

Toyota (Cambodia) Co Ltd president Kong Nuon said that none of the vehicles Toyota Motor Corp admitted yesterday might be faulty were imported by the firm.

Toyota sats 270,000 of its Lexus-brand vehicles may be affected by a defect that causes engines to stall, Bloomberg reported.

Japan-based spokeswoman Ririki Takeuchi said as many as seven Lexus models and Toyota’s Crown model may be affected, as the automaker works out how to fix the problem.

The models with engines that may stall are the Lexus GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460, IS 350, LS 460, LS 600h and LS 600hL, and the Toyota Crown, the company said yesterday.

This comes after Toyota said on June 25 it would stop selling its new hybrid HS250h sedan because too much fuel spilled in Japanese government crash tests, posing a fire risk.

“It doesn’t affect us, as we don’t import this type of car,” Kong Noun said.

He confirmed that imports of Land Cruiser Prados had resumed in May – after being suspended a month earlier – once the vehicles’ safety systems were checked in Singapore.

Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, is working to restore brand confidence after recalling about 8 million vehicles globally.


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