Toyota India Order Recall Of Corolla Altis Due To Engine Issue

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Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota had recently launched its new generation of Corolla Altis in India. They also provided significant cosmetic updates to their Etios and Etios Liva models. Prior to that they had launched their Etios Cross, which is growing in popularity.

Several manufacturers in recent times have issued recalls for various reasons. Some of them have been serious issues, which could lower the percentage of survival in an accident. There have been airbag, transmission, engine and several other issues.

Toyota is now issuing a recall of their Corolla Altis sedan. The issue lies in the Japanese automobiles diesel models, while the petrol model are not affected. The manufacturer claims there is an issue with engine oil entering into the air intake system.

The Japanese manufacturer believes approximately 5,834 diesel Corolla Altis will have to be recalled. They suspect there could be an issue, which could cause engine oil leakage. So, far no casualties have been reported due to this issue.

Toyota has asked its dealers to contact affected owners of Corolla Altis diesel model. The manufacturer will inspect the sedan and if an issue is found will rectify it, free of cost. Owners can also head to their closest dealerships or service centres to find if their Corolla Altis is affected.

The Corolla Altis is offered in India with both a petrol and diesel engine option. Toyota also offers manual as well as an optional automatic transmission. They have priced their sedan ranging from INR 12,40,000 to INR 17,07,000 ex-showroom, New Delhi.

The recall issued covers 5,834 vehicles, which were manufactured during June, 2010 to May, 2011. Only the diesel powered Corolla Altis from Toyota is being recalled for a potential engine oil leakage issue. Toyota India claims so far no official complaints have been registered by owners.

Story first published: Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:33 [IST]
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