Following one of the world’s biggest car recalls by Japanese auto major, Toyota, European car company Peugeot Citroen too will be recalling over 90,000 of its cars in Europe. The company will recall around 10 percent of two of its models – the Peugeot 107 and the Citroen C1 – jointly manufactured with Toyota in the Czech Republic. These cars are believed to be affected by the same gas pedal defect that recently prompted Toyota to recall over 9 million cars.
Peugeot Citroen spokesman Jean-Marc Sarret, told mediapersons that the faulty component was used in 10 percent of the company’s cars in Europe, and that it would initiate a recall campaign similar to Toyota’s. The faulty gas-pedal may lead to car crashes. In Toyota’s case, the said defect is reported to have been responsible for 19 deaths in the past decade. Sarret, however, said that he was not aware of any similar injuries or deaths caused by faults in Peugeot Citroen cars.