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Recalls hit Toyota for six (million)

Toyota has issued global safety recalls of 6.4 million  vehicles.

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The issues affect RAV4, Hilux, Yaris and Urban Cruiser models.

While there have been no reports of any accidents or injuries linked to the safety issues, the recalls are likely to cost Toyota more than £300m.

The company said: "Vehicle owners will be contacted by Toyota within the coming weeks by post or telephone and asked to make an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Toyota Centre, in accordance with DVSA guidelines."

Owners will not be charged for the inspection and repairs.


The recalls include:

  • a spiral cable assembly issue on airbag modules of some RAV4 and Hilux vehicles.
  • a potential fault in the tilt or telescopic steering column of some second generation Yaris and Urban Cruisers.
  • a fault in the seat adjustment rail for Yaris and Urban Cruisers which could fail after repeated usage.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, OEM Equipment, Toyota

Published 13th May, 2014

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