Toyota Incidents in Europe: 26 (and Counting?)

After yesterday the European arm of Japanese carmaker Toyota announced it will begin recalling cars equipped with faulty accelerators on the Old Continent, the number of related incidents was revealed: 26. There is still no word on how many vehicles are affected by the problem in Europe.

"We have no reports of any accidents, we have had a number of reports of incidents," a Toyota spokesman, speaking for, said. "We have 26 such reports, but a report is provided by local distributors and might include more than one car so the number might be higher."

Toyota seems to be a bit lost in Europe as far as the extent of the recall goes. It is hard to say at this point how many cars are affected, or if the faulty accelerator was supplied by CTS, as is the case in the US, or not.

"We are as impatient as our customers. We would like to clearly understand the full picture of this issue in Europe," the source says. "There is quite a lot of investigation to find out exactly which vehicles, so that will take some time to drill down. What we have said [is] to reiterate there have been no reported accidents and very few cases reported."

Toyota says it will notify the recall to customers directly. Unlike in the US, Toyota says there will be no need to halt production at its European facilities.

Customers which would like to learn more about the matter are advised to contact Toyota GB Customer Relations (0800 1388744) for assistance.
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