Toyota recall over a million vehicles

15 October 2014

Toyota-Logo_4 Do you drive a Toyota? Well, you need to know that you might be driving something that doesn't have working brakes.

The Japanese car manufacturer is recalling 1.75 million vehicles worldwide because of three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder the brake's performance.

So which vehicles are affected?

The defect is found in some models of Toyota's Crown Majesta as well as the Noah and Voxy models produced between June 2007 and 2012. There's also issues with the Corolla Rumion and Auris, as well as more than a dozen Lexus models.

So if you bought one of them or are currently sat traffic reading this on your phone, you've been warned.

Importantly, Toyota have said in a statement that they are not aware of any accidents, crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by this fault.

This comes after Toyota recalled 6.39 million vehicles globally in April and then, two months later, the company recalled another 2.3 million vehicles for faulty airbag inflators. They've not been having a good year, in fairness.

Toyota should be getting in touch with owners, but if you can't wait,  you should get in touch with your local Toyota dealer to see what they say or check here on their recall website.

**UPDATE**

The only registered vehicles in the UK (we're leaving the other vehicles affected in the article for overseas readers) are the Lexus IS, GS and LS models manufactured between January 2005 and September 2010.

Owners of these cars will be contacted by Lexus within the coming weeks by post or telephone and asked to make an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Lexus Centre, in accordance with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) guidelines. The work needed to fix the problem will take a "three to four hours to complete and will be carried out free of charge."

You can call the customer helpline on 0800 1388744. For access to the full statement, please visit this link.

TOPICS:   Motoring   Recalls

2 comments

  • Nik P.
    Hi, Just to clarify the facts on this story... No UK registered Toyota vehicles are affected by this recall. Only UK registered Lexus IS, GS and LS models manufactured between January 2005 and September 2010 may be affected. Vehicle owners will be contacted by Lexus within the coming weeks by post or telephone and asked to make an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Lexus Centre, in accordance with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) guidelines. The work will take about three to four hours to complete and will be carried out free of charge. As stated above, concerned customers can check if their vehicle is affected by following the link, or can call our customer helpline on 0800 1388744. For access to our full statement, please follow this link: http://blog.lexus.co.uk/2014/10/lexus-recalls-some-is-gs-and-ls-models-to-correct-fuel-delivery-pipe-issue/
  • Squirty B.
    Is my feral trolley affected?

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