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Al-Futtaim recalls 8,000 Toyotas in UAE

Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 02:06:52 pm in News, Business | By News Desk

Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Motors has recalled more than 8,000 vehicles in the UAE as part of its move to repair a potentially faulty fuel hose.

The retailer said customer repair for 7,928 units of the 2012 Camry and 319 units of the 2012 Aurion will begin on August 12. The cars will be subject to a 45-minute inspection, but only a small number are likely to require replacement components, it said.

“Toyota Motor Corporation has informed us that there is a possibility that the fuel hose that connects the main fuel supply line to the engine may have become wrinkled during connector insertion, and in rare cases could result in abnormal wear of the fuel hose,” Simon Frith, managing director of Al-Futtaim Motors said.

“In the interests of delivering the highest standards of Toyota product quality and customer care, we will commence a service campaign from Sunday, August 12 and contact our customers directly for an appointment at our service centres,” he added.

The statement comes several days after Saudi Arabia’s Abdul Latif Jameel Company announced it would recall all Camry and Aurion models produced during October 2011 to July 2012 to inspect for the possible fault.

The number of cars likely to be affected is not expected to exceed 1 percent, Abdul Latif Jameel said in a statement.

Toyota, Asia’s biggest carmaker, has been forced to recall some 19m vehicles worldwide due to quality and safety problems since 2009. The automaker reported its first quarterly operating profit in four years last week.

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