The Japanese car manufacturer reported last week that a number of the company`s top base models and hybrid versions were put on a “stop-sale” due to a series of seat heater errors.
There were no injuries so far, but the errors seemed to have caused problems to a lot of Toyota`s models, including the 2013 and 2014 Camry model, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Sienna, Corolla, Tacoma and Tundra.
Toyota also reported that there were around 50,000 units affected by the seat heater errors, but Bob Carter, the senior vice-president at Toyota Motors, involved with the automotive operations, reduced the number of the vehicles involved to 30,000 units.
“It’s an important situation but it will have a very minor impact on February sales,” Carter said in an interview, with the occasion of the Chicago Auto Show this week.
Carter also said that all Toyota dealers will receive new heating systems the week to come followed by a process of removing all affected heating systems and replacing them with new ones. “It`s very simple. It`s quick repair,” Carter also stated.
As for any recalls of the affected units, Carter did not comment, only saying that he is not an expert on that matter.