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Toyota Nigeria Recalls Some Models of Hilux & Yaris Over Faulty Airbag

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ToyotaYarisAccording to a ThisDay report, Toyota Nigeria recalled some models of Hilux and Yaris over faulty airbags.

The reason for the recall is that the company believes the inflator modules contained in the airbags in the cars may be faulty. As a result, the company has advised owners of these vehicles to prepare to turn them in for repairs.

Vehicles concerned are Toyota Hilux manufactured between 2003 – 2007, and Toyota Yaris manufactured between 2003 – 2005.

Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited, Kunle Ade-Ojo, stated that the airbag issue is a global problem because it affects all vehicles/makes that use the airbag inflator device manufactured by Takata, a Japanese company.

Photo Credit: Toyota/Izmo Cars

Moremi Elekwachi is a Brand Communications expert with over 13 years of experience both locally and internationally. She is the CEO of Euphorique PR, a full-service Public Relations & Marketing Communications agency that helps clients achieve maximum visibility and impact through innovative strategies that cut through the noise. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Southern California, in addition to a certification in Integrated Brand Experience from Orange Academy. Prior to establishing Euphorique PR, she worked at prestigious media companies including Wondros (Los Angeles, CA), Wildflower PR, and BellaNaija, where she served as Assistant Editor and Business Development Manager.

1 Comment

  1. Ba

    May 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Bad market for them. Always recalling. Some ppl just drive them for mobility sake.

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