Japanese auto giant Toyota
on Wednesday said it will recall 8,700 units of its premium sedan Corolla Altis and Camry
in India to rectify faulty power window switches as part of a global exercise.
The company, which is present in India through a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group, will start the exercise from next month and will contact the respective customers, check and change the part, if necessary, free of cost.
"In line with recall announced by Toyota Motor Corp (TMC) globally, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) voluntarily announced recall of Corolla Altis and Camry," TKM said in a statement.
The company will recall the Corolla Altis manufactured between July 30 to December 31 in 2008, while for Camry it will be those vehicles rolled out from September 1, 2006 to July 31, 2008, it added.
"TKM will recall approximately 8,700 vehicles in India to inspect the power window master switch (PWMS). TKM will conduct this campaign on a voluntary basis... the company requests its customers not to panic as this is not a safety hazard but only a precautionary measure, voluntarily carried out by the company," the statement said.
The recall exercise will start from November across all Toyota dealers in India and owners will be contacted.