Toyota recall to affect 75,000 UK drivers

 

Toyota has announced it is to recall 2.7 million vehicles world wide including 75,000 models in the UK.

Issues with steering and water pumps have arisen in the Corolla, Prius and Avensis models built between 2001 and 2009.

Toyota claims that the large recall is part of its efforts of continuous motoring policy for old and news, with some of the vehicles being recalled being over 11 years old.

Toyota dealers’ are offering a free inspection that takes an hour and determines if any replacement and repair is needed.

The water pump recall affects Toyota Prius hybrid built between July 2003 and April 2009, and can head to the hybrid system shutting down while the vehicle is being driven.

Toyota says the fault occurs due to the electric motor within the water pump breaking, which means hybrid components don’t receive any cooling: the driver is alerted by an array of warning lights on the dashboard.

Again, Toyota will work with VOSA to contact all affected owners in the next six weeks and bring them back to the dealer network for checks and, if necessary, repairs.

Toyota says “it is possible that some Prius will require attention for both issues”.

Furthermore, if you’re a Corolla, Avensis or Prius driver worried by the latest Toyota recall, head to the firm’s UK website: there’s now a registration number and VIN lookup facility running live there, which will allow you to check if your car is affected.

Andrew Kirkley

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