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Toyota recalls 320,000 cars from Saudi market

The recalled cars include Avalon 2005/2010, Camry 2007/2010, Sequoia 2008/2010, Lexus LX 2008/2010, and Land Cruiser 200 LCD 2008/2011

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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced the start of the third phase of the compulsory campaign by recalling more than 320,000 Toyota cars in the Kingdom due to a malfunction in the brake smart stop system and addressing the problem of cruise controls.

The recalled cars include Avalon 2005/2010, Camry 2007/2010, Sequoia 2008/2010, Lexus LX 2008/2010, and Land Cruiser 200 LCD 2008/2011, the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday.

The ministry had announced earlier the recall of more than 400,000 cars of 10 models of Toyota and Lexus.

Earlier this month, the ministry announced the recall of 151 Ford vehicles (models 2012 to 2014) in the Kingdom due to a technical defect in the right shock absorber. The recalled models are Taurus, MKS, MKT, Flex, EDGE, MKX, and the cars of the Public Security (Police Interceptor Sedan).

Clients were advised to communicate with the local agent to make the necessary repairs free of charge.

The ministry is also continuing its monitoring campaign on commercials misleading consumers. Five car companies were detected publishing illegal promotional ads in the media, which included seasonal offers on cars without clarification of the details, or giving clear price offer. Fines were imposed on those involved and those responsible were summoned for investigation and legal procedures against them.

Consumers have been asked to report complaints to the Notification Center at the ministry on the phone no. 1900.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.