Toyota‘s Vietnamese division has been left red-faced after obfuscating the seriousness of a recall for their export-market Innova minivan, with Toyota being forced to recall nearly 10 times as many vans as they initially claimed.
Despite flaws the the braking system, wheel alignment bolts and the seats, Toyota claimed that only 8,830 cars would need to be recalled. This figure was quickly proven wrong by Le Van Tach, who managed to compel Toyota to up the number of recalled vehicles to 65,703. The recall ended up being the largest to take place in Vietnam, partially because the Innova is a popular taxicab in the country.
The Vietnamese government is now investigating Toyota’s local production facilities for quality defects.
[Source: Than Nien News]