Toyota Camry and Aurion vehicles recalled for possible leakage check

As reported last week on our Facebook page, Al-Futtaim Motors, Toyota’s sole distributor in the UAE announced that some units of the 2012 year model Camry and Aurion vehicles will need to undergo a safety inspection as per the communication from Toyota Motor Corporation. we have begun a customer service campaign on 7928 units 2012 year model Camry vehicles, and 319 units of 2012 year model Aurion vehicles. This is to verify the possibility of a defect in the fuel hose that connects the main fuel supply line to the engine. It may have become wrinkled during connector insertion, and in rare cases result in abnormal wear of the fuel hose.

The service campaign began from Sunday, 12th August 2012 and the dealer will contact customers directly for an appointment. While the inspection would take only  45 minutes, Toyota Motor Corporation says only a small number of vehicles will require any component replacement to avoid the threat of leakage. This problem is supposed to have affected certain Camry and Aurion cars built at the Toyota factory in Melbourne, Australia.

UAE customers can contact their customer care team on 04-2066002 between 8am and 6pm Saturday to Thursday.

Volkswagen Face book Game seeks Fuel Saving Champion

Prove your ability to save fuel and the environment through a game and get the chance to be a winner at the finals in California. Volkswagen Middle East, as part of an international campaign, has launched the “Think Blue. World Championship.” fuel saving game on Facebook. Users can take part in the virtual fuel saving game and can win a chance to qualify for the regional finals in Dubai, and the international finals to be held in California.

More conscious driving can cut fuel consumption by up to 25 percent and protect the environment. “Think Blue.”, the new Facebook app is a fun and exciting game that heightens awareness of more efficient driving, and shows that all drivers can make their own personal contribution to environmental protection without sacrificing driving pleasure.

Until 9 September, participants can play the game individually and against other regional players. The highest game scores qualify for the chance to attend the regional finals in Dubai, and subsequently the “Think Blue. World Championship 2012.” that will be held in November in California. The driver who completes the final competition with the lowest fuel consumption and also demonstrates his or her knowledge of environmental protection and sustainability will become world champion.

If you wish to participate in the “Think Blue. World Championship.” please visit:

MINI Cooper S AVENUE: Limited edition Model for the Middle East

Created especially for and inspired by the Middle East, the MINI Cooper S Avenue Edition is another exclusive edition for the Middle East. The model is on sale now.

From an exclusive body colour to Arabesque designed exterior and interior features, this special edition of the three-door MINI oozes Middle Eastern flair on top of the unique presence of the Mini.

Other highlights include Soda wing mirror caps with an avant-garde hologram design and matching Arabesque bonnet stripes and side scuttles.

Luxury meets functionality

A multicoloured, multifunctional MINI Sport Steering Wheel in Carbon Black and Satellite Grey complements the leather seats perfectly while the instrument panel in Leather Black and Satellite Grey further enhances the high-quality look and feel of the limited edition model.

Optional MINI Cooper S Avenue Edition extras available include the Wired Package, offering Navigation and connectivity while the Chili Package offers velour floor mats, fog lights, automatic air conditioning, an on-board computer and a multifunction steering wheel.

Enthusiasts can place an order for the new MINI Cooper S Avenue Edition at AGMC showrooms in Dubai or Abu Dhabi Motors.

The MINI Avenue edition is available as MINI Cooper S variant only and is powered by a l.6-litre 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct petrol injection and variable valve control.

DriveME NewsTrack: Toyota Recall, Mini Avenue Edition and VW Facebook championship was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sudeep Koshy

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