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UK recall is part of a worldwide announcement affecting 2.7m cars; firm issued recall for 7m cars last month

Toyota has announced it is recalling around 75,000 Avensis, Corolla and Prius models in the UK, as part of a worldwide recall of 2.7m cars. The news follows a recall of 7m Toyotas last month for an unrelated issue.

The latest recall affects certain Avensis and Corolla models registered between July 2001 and March 2009, and certain Prius models registered between July 2003 and April 2009. All models are previous-generation cars, and therefore not on sale new now.

The recall results from a potential fault with a component in the steering system, which can result in a knocking or rattling noise and the possibility of reduced steering response. Toyota says that at all times the affected cars remain safe to drive.

There have been nine reported cases of the fault in Europe, with no accidents arising from the situation, says Toyota. All owners of affected cars will be contacted by Toyota, and the fix should take around an hour.

Additionally, in the Prius there is the risk that the hybrid system water pump may fail. Three cases of this happening in Europe have been reported, says Toyota, with no reports of accidents arising from it. A dealer fix will take about 1.5 hours, it says.





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BriMarsh 14 November 2012

Well Toyota

For having the decency to admit to the problems (or perhaps employing the most surprisingly human lawyers). Too many manufactuers hide behind (and thus reinforce) their reputations leaving us poor saps with a huge bill for some common possibly seriuos problem (Tevez module anyone?). I'd still rather trust a ten year old Toyota than a 10 year VW.

Flash Harry 14 November 2012

I do not believe most people

I do not believe most people affected by this recall will mind as long as the problem is rectified.I had my Toyota recalled 7 or 8 years ago for a minor problem.The customer service is what keeps Toyota on top

Orangewheels 14 November 2012

recall publicity

Seems after the "Unintended Acceleration" lawsuit and recall then there is always more publicity surrounding a Toyota recall than anyone else, but as I hear about a lot or recalls in this job, it seems Toyota has issued rather a lot of them recently, and always for a very large number of vehicles affected.

Whether that's down to Toyota upping their customer service levels after having their fingers burnt, or just cost cutting on production I dont know.