GUANGZHOU – Guangzhou-Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (GTMC) has been recalling 278 units of the Yaris (MT variant) since November 3 due to defective manual transmission it is equipped, according to a recent announcement by the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. The affected cars were produced between May 15 and June 5 this year.
In the affected Yaris MT cars, the gear shift lever might come off during driving, which will lead to serious accidents under extreme circumstances. GTMC is sending notices to owners of affected cars for inspection and replacement services.
The Yaris hit the market in June. Sales of the model amounted to 14,658 units by the end of September, according to CBU-Autostats.