Oh what a sinking feeling forMotor Corp. Australia Ltd., as the auto maker orders its dealers to stop selling the new V-6 RAV4 4-wheel-drive cross/utility vehicle as a result of an undisclosed problem.
Media reports suggest there are concerns about the model’s drivability, but aspokesman says the issue is not safety related, declining to provide further details.
The auto maker continues to feature the CUV, which has a starting price of A$31,990 ($29,400), on its website.
The latest problem arises only days after one of Toyota Motor Corp.’s directors admitted the auto maker’s response to vehicle-quality problems “was not perfect.”
Toyota Executive Vice President Mitsuo Kinoshita tells The Sydney Morning Herald Toyota directors were so concerned about a deterioration in quality levels two years ago that they formed a “customer first” committee to address the problem.
Toyota Australia last month halted sales of its locally developed V-6 Aurion TRD sedan after an engine failed in a dealer’s test vehicle.