Nov. 14 - Toyota to recall 2.8 million cars in the second multimillion vehicle recall in less than two months. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Today's daily did you it is two point eight million. Two point eight million toyotas mostly second generation Prius and certain corolla models will be taken off roads around the world. -- top auto maker has to fix glitches in the steering mechanism as well as the hybrid system water -- -- -- census -- still an issue can be fixed and fifty minutes in the water pump in an hour and a half but. The problem is this is so you go to his second multi million vehicle recall in a little over a month. Clarence debt -- executive director of the center of auto safety says the recall list part of Toyota's continued growing pains. Fundamental issues yes. In this too early two thousands Toyota concentrate. On becoming number one in world sales across. In what they did use the short changed quality engineering in that process. So there they were successful in getting to number one but now we have a backlog of vehicles with poor quality. And so while they focused on restoring quality the new vehicles. They have all these older vehicles with defects that keep getting the call and recall. In October Toyota pulled back more than seven point four million vehicles worldwide to fix faulty power window switch is. It was the industry's biggest single recall since Ford Motor to eight million vehicles off the road in 1996. A series of Toyota recalls involving more than ten million vehicles. Between 2009 in 2011. Damaged the firm's image but it recovered and earlier this month. Raised its full year net profit forecast to nine point seven billion dollars citing solid sales. The defects that cause the most recent two point eight million recall cost no accident. Could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to repair. According to an analyst estimate.