UAE asks Toyota to recall 3,120 vehicles


The UAE has asked Japanese automaker Toyota to recall 3,120 vehicles as part of a global campaign to fix potentially lethal accelerator problems, according to a news report.

Mohammed Badri, the acting director-general of ESMA — the official body governing quality and standards in the UAE — met Toyota executives on Sunday and initiated the recall as a precaution.

Dealers have time till April to complete the recall, he told The National, a local newspaper.

“We told them that you have to call one by one all the people that you have sold to and try to co-ordinate with them, in a timely way, to bring in the cars and do the modification, and give them back,” Badri said.