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Land Cruiser warning over “electromagnetic” fault in bumper


Land Cruiser warning over “electromagnetic” fault in bumper

Region-wide issue sees motors pulled towards car in front while horn and headlights also affected

TOKYO: The Toyoto Motor Company last night issued a warning regarding a potential electrical fault in thousands of its popular Land Cruiser cars sold across the Middle East.

According to a press release, the fault has been known to occur when the vehicles reaches a speed “in excess of 120kmph,” and sees “the creation of an electromagnetic field around the front bumper which draws the car closer to the car in front”.

Technicians in Japan have also noted that the build up in magnetic energy can cause “the front headlights to flash continually and horn to go off intermittently.”

Should the cars be recalled, it could seriously hinder this year’s World Tailgaiting Championships, one of the region’s most popular events being held in Doha in November.

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  1. Mustafa Weewee

    June 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

    And all this time I thought it was a driver problem. Thanks for the clarification.

  2. Total Recall and Customer Satisfaction Department

    July 12, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Press Release. We are pleased to announce that this effect can be avoided by one simple action – The driver must buckle up his seatbelt.

  3. Anonymous

    September 5, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Is there any research yet on the correlation of this electromagnetic field to the children running around in the car unrestrained?

  4. Jessica

    March 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

    The only protection are black tinted windows and wearing dark glasses in the car

  5. Harry

    March 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I believe this is an auto-drive preset labelled “Asshole”

  6. Anonymous

    March 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I’ve actually seen some drivers try to alleviate the problem by putting their feet on the dashboard while driving, but I personally don’t think this helps.

  7. Kirk

    August 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

    This defect also applies to Nissan Patrol’s.

  8. Lolz

    August 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Those old Lexus cars have worse magnetic field and can go jerky if you don’t move your car away in a split of second. Also I think there is something wrong with number plates of AD, they worsen the magnetic field.

  9. Jeff B

    August 2, 2013 at 11:43 am

    This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened with Toyota.

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