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Thursday, 11th March 2010
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Daihatsu announces car recall

Japanese car maker Daihatsu has announced it is to recall around 275,000 cars in Japan, following high-profile recalls by its parent company Toyota.

Toyota, the world's biggest vehicle manufacturer, recently recalled millions of cars around the world due to numerous problems, including faulty accelerator pedals and issues with mats in footwells.

Now, Daihatsu has announced it will recall 274,551 cars over potential issues with a missing or faulty suspension bolts. Other problems could include malfunctioning brake lights or broken fuel hoses, the firm said.

Cars impacted include the Daihatsu Hijet and the Atrai mini-van vehicle.

Following the announcement, shares in Daihatsu were down by 1.1 per cent, noted Market Watch.

The Japanese car market has been under pressure recently after a number of car manufacturers admitted to problems with millions of cars - both Toyota and Nissan have been forced to call back cars for work to fix problems.

Written by Kimberley Homer.