It has today emerged that Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) has recalled the Corolla Altis diesel variant for a potential driveshaft malfunction. The cars that are covered by this recall drive were manufactured between August 3, 2012 and February 14, 2013. About 1,000 units are affected.
The manufacturer says that the diesel variants of the Altis sedans made during the above mentioned period could have a problem with left or right side driveshaft. While there are good chances that only a few cars would have this problem, an inspection of all cars made during this period is possible. Toyota will repair or replace the driveshaft of the cars which are affected. As is obvious, this would be done without charging the vehicle owner.
Those with a Corolla Altis diesel manufactured during the above period are required to take their cars to authorized Toyota dealerships and get the car inspected. The repair work would take approximately two hours of time.
With the latest recall drive, Toyota becomes the second car maker to initiate a recall this month in India. Nissan ealier recalled almost 22,000 Micra and Sunny for a potential master brake cylinder issue.