Toyota, Honda, Hyundai & Peugeot recalls

Toyota, Honda, Hyundai & Peugeot recalls

It seems to be ‘factory recall’ season, at least of which is simply fall-out from the Toyota floor-mat fiasco that has spun out of control. Alongside further worldwide recalls by Toyota, Peugeot is doing a precautionary recall for their Toyota-rebadged models. Meanwhile, Hyundai and Honda are having recalls of their own, both related to safety issues.

After recalling a bunch of models for floor mats late last year, Toyota has started a recall for millions of cars in the U.S. for a sticky throttle pedal mechanism from suppliers CTS Corp. Interestingly, Toyota’s American division says the problem is limited to US-built Toyota models such as the Avalon and the Sequoia, as Japanese-built Toyota models use a different pedal supplier. But then Toyota went ahead and announced a recall in Europe for 1.8 million cars, involving the Euro-spec Auris, Avensis, Aygo, Corolla, iQ, RAV4 Verso and Yaris, all using a different supplier than CTS Corp. Recalls have also been announced in China, but not anywhere else yet.

On the other hand, Peugeot sells a rebadged version of the Euro-spec Toyota Aygo in a joint venture. Called the Peugeot 107, it is the only Peugeot model to be recalled, and involves less than 100,000 cars.

In other news, Hyundai is recalling all 2006-2009 Azera models manufactured between September 27, 2005 and October 1, 2008 under U.S. NHTSA government agency orders. In total, 65,226 vehicles sold in the U.S. are subject to the recall. The wiring harness for the front-right seatbelt tension sensor may become damaged after repeated use over time. If the sensor wiring is broken, the airbag will not deploy in the event of a crash. The Azera was also previously recalled last April as part of a Hyundai range-wide recall over faulty tail lights.

Also in the news is Honda, Honda is recalling 646,000 Fit models to fix a defective master switch. Better known in the GCC as the Honda Jazz, the recall includes 140,000 vehicles in the United States and also includes cars sold in South America, Europe, South Africa and parts of Asia. No cars sold in Japan are subject to this recall, and it is unknown if cars in the UAE are subject to this defect. Water can apparently enter the power-window switch mechanism, which could start a fire in certain instances. So far, three fire incidents have been reported, one in South Africa and two in the United States.

And that’s about it in current recall news. Call your local dealer for more information, assuming they acknowledge any of this.

What do you think?



  1. “it is the only Peugeot model to be recalled, and involves less than 100,000 cars.”
    the only one in this news or the only one in this year? or the only recall ever???

  2. Who is not there…. I guess NISSAN

  3. Toyota does not bother to safety…None of its Camry models comes with six air bags…

  4. I’m not a toyota fan by any means and don’t favor them. but the truth is, almost no brand REALLY cares about safety. its usually because of a country’s laws (like in US and EU) or for marketing.
    they may remove many safety features to reduce prices in regions that dont have laws regarding this.

  5. I heard about the car pedal recall but had no idea it affected my NON toyota truck good thing I found my Ford truck had been recalled so look out!

    Scott Thomas San Jose, Ca

  6. Car manufacturer doesn’t do any recall doesn’t mean they are PERFECT

    some manufacturer did not recall like Nissan they doesn’t admit that they did any wrong.

    i felt proud about Toyota , Honda , Hyundai and peugeot .

    they admit their mistake and willing to change
    they will be very suceed next time

  7. Sorry…But Toyota has the worst reputaion for safety features in their cars for Middle -East…except for higher end models….rest are pathetic….!!!

  8. mr ong…nissan recalled maxima and altima..but thanks god..not because a mistake that kills people…

    so…i dont think toyota will succeed or toyota owners will be proud…

    almost every manufacturer recall some cars..but not like toyota…as they bought their good reputation by money…
    check out news…

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