35,124 Toyota Vehicles Recalled In UK

Toyota has issued a global recall of 6.4 million of its vehicles.

Of that amount, 35,124 vehicles are in the UK.

It is understood the vehicles are being recalled due to five separate issues.

The affected vehicles are the RAV4, Hilux, Yaris and Urban Cruiser models, and have been manufactured between 2004 and 2010.

In a statement, the Japanese car company said that there were no reports worldwide of any accidents, injuries or fatalities linked to these issues, and the recalls are being conducted according to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) code of practice.

It is thought 3.5 million vehicles are to being recalled to replace a spiral cable attached to the driver's side airbag. When the steering wheel is turned, the cable might be damaged and as a result, the airbag might not deploy in a crash.

Other problems identified by the company include problems with seat adjustment rails, steering columns, windscreen wipers and a problem with the engine starters that can pose a fire hazard.

Toyota confirmed it had received two reports of fires in connection with the engine starter problem.

The work will be carried out free of charge, and those whose vehicles may be recalled will be contacted by Toyota within the coming weeks by post or telephone.


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