Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TM) isn’t being left behind in the group of companies wanting to rise and take over market leadership. The business guru is taking its reputation with a lot of seriousness arises from working towards ensuring the safety of its customers. This time around, the company has undertaken a recall exercise involving about 3.2 million vehicles from around the globe.
In its report, Toyota Motor outlined that it had reached a point where it deemed it necessary to address a fuel pump defect in its vehicles. According to the company, the issues needed to be dealt with as soon as possible because it could result in engine stalling.
It was way back in January that the business giant released a statement revealing its plan to recall about 696,000 U.S. vehicles. It was in the same statement that it pointed out that it feared the fuel pump would eventually become defective. Operating failures could then have resulted in the stalling of the engine, and there was the need to work with speed towards ensuring the safety of its loyal customers. The business guru said it was working on a plan that would see it help dealers in the best way possible. One of the ways would be by helping them replace the fuel pumps they had been using with some new ones.
The turn of events
The company rereleased another statement after sometime, outlining that the recall had expanded further to cover about 1.8 million U.S. Lexus and Toyota vehicles. This number was specifically for vehicles within the United States. It is also worth noting that the number as representative of even the older vehicles produced even in 2013.
Toyota reveals that back in June, it had woken up to the reality that there was a need to look at the fuel pump issue with the seriousness that it deserved. That was the exact moment that it fueled its energy top focus a probe to shine a light on the fuel pump defect.
The car manufacturer is said to have gotten in touch with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the start of this year. It told the body that reports about the fuel pump defects had reached its attention.