Toyota Issues Yet Another Vehicle Recall

Over the last few years, car manufacturer Toyota has gone from having one of the best reputations amongst consumers to being avoided because of ongoing recall issues. The Toyota Prius, which has been in production since the year 2000, was recalled by Toyota because of steering issues. In total, Toyota has recalled nearly 6 million cars citing problems with their brakes systems, steering wheels and accelerators. Multiple deaths and injuries have been attributed to faulty Toyota vehicles. Just when the car company was beginning to make a comeback it was hit first with the natural disaster in Japan, which halted its manufacturing capabilities. Then, Toyota was forced to recall more than 100,000 of the Prius because of steering concerns.

Toyota Prius cars that were manufactured from 1997 until 2003 have been recalled by the car company. Motorists will need to either rent a car or make other arrangements to get to work until Toyota is able to sort out its issues. The repairs are estimated to take approximately four hours to complete, but with such a large number of cars to fix and a limited amount of authorized repair shops, Prius owners may be out of their cars for more than a week.

This massive recall will certainly cause Toyota’s profits to plummet. Car shoppers that were formerly considering new model Toyota vehicles may think twice about making a purchase. Until Toyota is able to produce a line of vehicles that don’t have substantial safety issues, this company may be unable to stay in business.

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