UMW Toyota Motor to conduct special service campaign to Prius

Published on February 16th, 2010

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan has announced recently that they will conduct a recall campaign related to the software program that controls the antilock braking system (ABS) in the Toyota Prius. TMC has undertaken a recall campaign in the interest of ensuring customers’ confidence and peace of mind. The corrective ABS software programming will resolve the problem.

UMW Toyota Motor, the exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia, announced that it would initiate a special service campaign to address the brake issue of Prius.

President of UMW Toyota Motor, Kuah Kock Heng said, “To date there are over 60 units of the third generation Toyota Prius sold by the company since it was launched in October 2009.”

He also said, “At this moment our technicians are being trained to carry out the necessary corrective measures.”

“UMW Toyota Motor will contact the affected Prius owners regarding the special service campaign that will be available starting from the 12th of February 2010. Owners of the Prius will be given first priority,” he added assuringly.


Kuah continued by saying, “For customers who have booked their Prius or are interested to purchase a Prius, we would like to assure all of you that all Prius models will go through the corrective measures before delivery.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely and unreservedly apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused by this predicament,” he concluded.

Customers can contact UMW Toyota Motor free phone line 1-800-8-69682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA) for further information or assistance.

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text: Azdee Simon  pix: Toyota


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