Peugeot Citroen, Europe’s second-biggest carmaker after VW, is recalling some cars made with Toyota in Europe. “For Peugeot 107s and Citroen C1s, we are going to carry out an identical campaign as Toyota,” a spokesman said.
Both models are made at the Czech plant which also makes the Toyota Aygo. The plant is a joint venture with Toyota and assembles around 200,000 Peugeot and Citroen cars every year. The French carmaker has no other joint ventures with Toyota.
The Japanese car giant has now recalled millions of cars worldwide with faulty accelerator pedals.
Peugeot said it was still investigating how many cars it will recall, and could not say when the recall would begin.
Both Peugeot models are made in Kolin, east of Prague, and are made for the European market mainly, the Peugeot spokesman said.
The Peugeot 107, Citroen C1 and the Aygo are essentially the same car with different styling and fittings.
In a wonderful understatement Tadashi Arashima, the chief executive of Toyota Motor Europe said “We understand that the current situation is creating concerns and we deeply regret it.”
Source: BBC News