On October 26, Toyota Auto Body notified the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of a recall for its COMS super-compact electric vehicle due to an issue with its steering.
This recall applies to 4,531 units of the COMS produced between July 4, 2012 and January 15, 2016.
The recall pertains to some looseness on its improperly manufactured steering yoke, which connects the steering wheel with the steering gear box. As a result, continued use of the vehicle would wear down the steering yoke and could lead to a malfunctioning of the steering wheel.
Toyota Auto Body will be replacing the steering yokes on all models.
There have been reports of three cases involving this defect but no accidents have been reported as of yet.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)