Toyota in worldwide recall

9 April 2014

Toyota-Logo_4 Toyota, who aren't having the best of times lately, are having to recall 6.4m vehicles from around the world after they identified numerous faults. There's five recalls in total, involving 27 of their models in what is one of the largest automotive recalls in history.

Of course, Toyota hasn't beaten their own record when they recalled over 7m vehicles in 2012. In February, they had to repair nearly 2m Prius cars too.

This problem mainly focuses on North America and Japan, but there are European recalls also.

The problems involve the repair of steering column, wiring harnesses, seat rails, faults with windshield wiper motors and engine starters. About 810,000 vehicles will be given the once over in Europe with all models produced between April 2004 and December 2010. The affected vehicles are the RAV4, the Corolla, Yaris, Yaris Sedan and Camry.

Just over half of the recall will focus on a fault in the spiral cable assembly attached to the driver’s airbag, which could lead to the airbag being deactivated. Toyota have pointed out that they aren't aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by these problems, but that hasn't stopped the value of their shares dropping.

Toyota will be getting in touch with owners of the aforementioned models, but if you have any doubt, contact your point of purchase or local dealership to be certain.

TOPICS:   Motoring

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