The world’s largest carmaker, Toyota Motor Corporation, on Thursday started a special service to replace fuel tank filler pipes in 41,000 units of its two India-specific cars — the Etios sedan and Liva hatchback.
Toyota said only two cars had been detected with cracks in the filler pipes that could cause fuel leakage and a possible fire, adding that the campaign was a precautionary measure.
It, however, stopped short of calling the exercise a recall.
The two models are produced and sold only in India and are the cheapest produced by Toyota globally.
The Etios was launched in December last year and the Liva in June this year.
“We haven't come across any complaints from customers but cracks were noticed in the fuel pipe supplied by a third party vendor in a few cases,” said Sandeep Singh, deputy managing director (marketing) of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd.
“It will be incorrect to call this a recall as there is no urgency to get the parts checked or replaced. Customers can visit their nearest Toyota showrooms at leisure. The part would be replaced free of cost and the whole exercise would not take more than 45 minutes,” said Singh.