By: Tien Yu-pin and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Hotai Motor (和泰汽車), the local distributor for Toyota vehicles, said Wednesday that more than 12,000 Toyota cars in Taiwan will have to be recalled because of possible defects in the airbag inflators and emissions control systems.
The recalls over the airbag issue will total 4,981 units, 1,413 of which are the Prius models and 3,568 the Lexus CT200h, the distributor said.
However, Hotai said, it will have to wait for a notice from Toyota on when the related parts will be ready, before it can fix the problem.
Meanwhile, 12,740 Toyota cars –3,540 Prius and 9,200 Lexus CT200h — will have to be recalled in July because of a problem with their emission control units, Hotai said, adding that it will take about three hours to repair each unit. [FULL STORY]