Toyota India has recalled 5,834 units of its premium D-segment sedan Corolla Altis in the country. All the recalled units belong to the diesel guise and are manufactured between June 15, 2010 and May 23, 2011. All these sedans are recalled for replacing the components contributing to engine oil entry into the air intake system. The company, itself, would contact the owners of the vehicles falling in this category through a letters or telephone calls.
Although, the company claims that no complaints have been registered yet regarding the same in India as of now, but Toyota still wants to leave no stone unturned to make sure that the car owners didn't suffer due to this problem. The sedans recalled would be checked and repaired at the authorized Toyota dealerships free of cost, if necessary. The time required for the completion of repairs will be informed at the time of customer communication. This recall process is a part of the company's customer first policy and under SIAM's voluntary recall code.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) had launched the next generation Corolla Altis in India in May this year. So, all the affected vehicles belong to the previous generation Altis sedan, which is powered by the same 1.4L D-4D diesel motor that the current sedan uses. It churns out a maximum power of 87 bhp and peak torque of 205Nm, being paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The new Corolla Altis was also showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and company finally launched it on May 27, 2014 with a price range of 11.99-16.68 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).