[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) has announced a safety recall of about 900 Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 vehicles sold into the Nigerian market. The company’s Mnaging Director, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo made the announcement, on Tuesday, during a press briefing held at the TNL’s headquarters, Lekki, Lagos.
According to him, with the recall, Toyota is reacting to a field Service report, which suggested that, in case of a serious frontal crash, the car’s rear passengers’ seat-belts may rob on the seat cushion’s metal frame and cut, thereby compromising safety of passengers.
Mr. Ade-Ojo noted that, although no such incidence had been recorded, it is traditional for Toyota to take preventive and precautionary measures to ensure that its teeming customers all over the world are safe at all times.
“As a preventive measure, therefore,” he said, “Toyota dealers will soon start adding resin covers to the metal seat cushion frame at no cost. And this will take about 30 minutes. So it is not anything major.
“The Resin protectors will be supplied by the manufacturer. And we have already placed an order for the affected cars in Nigeria, which are the cars bought from accredited Toyota dealers in the country.”
On whether owners of such cars purchased via grey market or non-accredited dealers might also benefit from the resin fitting, Mr. Ade-Ojo’s they will only if they receive such instruction from the manufacturer.
“Our priority is to take care of those, who bought from us,” he stressed, adding that owners of the affected vehicles shall be informed soonest after which they would be expected to take their cars to the workshop of closest accredited dealers.
[highlight]Posted by: Motoring World On:March 20th, 2016 In:Local News[/highlight]
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