Toyota recalls GT-86 coupe, Malaysia affected

Discussion in 'News and Features' started by Amirul, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Amirul

    Amirul Resident Journalist

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    111
    [​IMG]

    Toyota Australia has recalled over 15,000 units of the GT-86 coupe over possible power steering problems, CompleteCar reports.

    [​IMG]

    The units affected are those built between April 2012 and March 2015, and so far, the issue seems to arise on right-hand-drive units fitted with driver's knee airbag.

    The statement from CompleteCar:

    "The GT86 uses electrically-boosted power steering, and the problem seems to affect only right-hand-drive cars fitted with a drivers' knee airbag. Apparently, the wiring for the power steering is chaffing on the cover for the airbag and potentially shorting out the system."

    According to Toyota, if the problem (the power steering wiring shorting on driver's knee airbag system) occurs, there could be an electrical contact which may results in the loss of power steering assist.

    Meanwhile, UMW Toyota Motor has acknowledged the fact that GT86 units sold at official Toyota dealers in Malaysia are also entitled to the recall service and will contact owners directly for further arrangements.
     
  2. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
    Helmet Clan Moderator

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    28,394
    Likes Received:
    8,039
    What about Subaru BRZ?
     
  3. 6UE5t

    6UE5t Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    5,924
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    This car is very popular in Australia, it's everywhere!
     
  4. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
    Helmet Clan Moderator

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    28,394
    Likes Received:
    8,039
    Probably cheaper there....
     
  5. 6UE5t

    6UE5t Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    5,924
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Of course, we're in MY where cars prices are probably the 2nd most expensive in the world! :banghead:
    In AU, this GT86/BRZ can be seen on the road at least twice a day!
     
  6. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
    Helmet Clan Moderator

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    28,394
    Likes Received:
    8,039
    All because of P1.....all suffer on cars. I did own one once and that was it......
     

Share This Page