Toyota Recall Affects Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1

Following Toyota’s massive recall that recently went global, the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group announced it will recall nearly 100,000 cars manufactured at the plant where the French group and Toyota jointly produce cars, because they have the same accelerator-related problems.

A spokesman for the group said the recall will affect about 10 percent of Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models produced at its plant in the Czech Republic and sold throughout Europe.

The plant is managed by Toyota and produces about 330,000 cars a year, split between the 107, C1 and Toyota Aygo models. “We’ll have the same recall campaign as Toyota for the affected cars,” a source close to the matter was quoted as saying by BusineesWeek. “The faulty component isn’t used in all the vehicles. It represents about 10 percent of C1s and 107s in circulation.”

The Japanese carmaker today revealed that it will recall 8 models in Europe, totaling 1.8 million units. The models include the Aygo, iQ, Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Verso, Avensis and RAV4. Toyota President Akio Toyoda apologized for the recall of millions of vehicles around the world, while speaking on Friday during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.

Toyota shares the blame with the  CTS Corporation, which are the suppliers of the defective brake pedals, but who have denied that their product was at fault for the problem. CTS says the first reports about Lexus and Toyota vehicles experiencing sudden acceleration date from 1999. Back then, CTS was not even manufacturing pedals, for any automaker.
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