75pc of Bahrain’s Toyota cars ‘cleared’
Manama, March 11, 2010
Bahrain's Toyota dealership has not detected any potentially faulty accelerator pedals in any of the cars in a 75 per cent recall of two of the company's vehicles.
None of the vehicles examined and given a 'go over' so far had been detected with faulty accelerator pedals issues, said Ismail Akbar, executive general manager at Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo (EKK), exclusive dealers to Toyota in Bahrain.
"All Avalon and Sequoia vehicles that we have examined as part of a special service campaign have been found to be without any of the issues mentioned in the recall," he said.
"However, we are examining every vehicle thoroughly and will take action if needed."
After the recall, announced last month, EKK had said up to 1,000 cars could be brought in for inspection.
These included Avalon models dating back to 2005 and the Sequoia, which was only launched last year.
"We were reasonably sure there would be no issues in cars sold in this part of the world but we are checking every vehicle,” Akbar said.
"We expect the rest of the cars to be examined in the next two weeks to be able to give all our vehicles in Bahrain a clean chit."
EKK started its campaign on February 20, when all affected car owners were called in to have their vehicles checked.
Akbar once again urged owners of other Toyota models not to panic, stressing that their vehicles were not affected.
"There are several other models affected globally, but in Bahrain, only the Avalon and Sequoia were affected and what we have examined so far, it is an all-clear," he said.
Akbar said if there were any other issues with other vehicles, all customers would be taken into confidence immediately. – TradeArabia News Service