IT seems it’s not only the cheap and cheerful car brands which suffering from vehicle recalls for safety issues.
Ferrari has just recalled more than 2000 of its F355 model fitted with a single fuel pump system and sold in the 90s.
Ferrari said it would be con- can develop a tail slide, leading to a rollover, in an emergency situation.
Once again, Toyota Australia is responding with a ‘‘no-panic’’ reply. tacting known owners so their cars can be checked for a problem with the fuel system pipes.
Porsche, meanwhile, wants to recall 152 Panameras, which sell from $270,000 to $365,000.
They have to be checked for faulty seatbelt mounting points.
‘‘The Lexus GX460 is not and has never been sold in Australia,’’ Toyota and Lexus spokesman Mike Breen said.
Corporation Japan has advised us that Prado is not affected by the sales stop.’’
Toyota is even putting a positive spin on the Lexus development. ‘‘This is firm evidence of Toyota’s stated intention to respond even more quickly to ensure quality and customer satisfaction,’’ Breen said.
‘‘It shows that Toyota is taking the matter seriously and is determined to identify and correct the issue that was identified.
‘‘Having done that, Toyota Motor Corporation has adopted its normal approach of conducting further tests on other SUVs.
‘‘These vehicles have already undergone extensive testing and Toyota is confident they meet its high safety standards.’’