As we all know by now Toyota has had a pretty bad year when it comes to recalls, their issues with reported “unintended acceleration” caused a barrage of finger pointing and lawsuits being filed. Here at PR News we have tried to keep you updated with anything new in regards to Toyota, with reports on new recall lists and announced legal proceedings.
A press release has now been issued by Toyota stating that over five million vehicles have had their issues resolved. These vehicles had been involved in the three main recalls, 1.8 million with sticking accelerator pedals, 3.1 million regarding floor mat interference and finally, 128,000 Prius and Lexus models with updated ABS software. This blitz is part of the auto manufacturers new safety and quality standards.
According to Toyota, from 2011 all of its range will be fitted as standard with a new “Smart Stop” system, which works as a brake override protection device. Added to this the Japanese company has announced the opening of a new North American training facility, designed to help staff deal with customer complaints. There will also be new quality control checks put into place to avoid any defective hardware being released.
So with Toyota rectifying its problem areas and setting itself up for a fresh start in the new year, it would seem that the company is determined to get back on the right track. To see the full press release from Toyota check out Autoblog.