Toyota recalls 180,000 cars in UK

Toyota today announced 180,865 vehicles in the UK are the subject of its accelerator pedal safety recall. It has also confirmed its plan for the affected vehicles to be fixed at Toyota-approved service centres across the country.

Toyota today announced 180,865 vehicles in the UK are the subject of its accelerator pedal safety recall. It has also confirmed its plan for the affected vehicles to be fixed at Toyota-approved service centres across the country.

Toyota is already working with the DVLA to identify the owners and registered keepers of the vehicles. Once contact details have been obtained, Toyota will communicate the details of the recall fix process as quickly as possible.

The total is made up of certain models from seven Toyota ranges - iQ, Aygo, Yaris, Auris, Corolla, Avensis and Verso.

In the UK, manual Aygo models and all versions of RAV4 are not included in the recall. No Lexus models and no other Toyota passenger cars or light commercial vehicles are affected in the UK.


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Toyota engineers have developed and rigorously tested a solution that involves reinforcing the pedal assembly to eliminate the potential risk of excess friction that could, in rare instances, cause the pedal to stick.

The first shipments of parts required for this fix will begin arriving in the UK next week and Toyota will be in a position to start repairing cars from Wednesday, February 10.

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The repairs will be carried out at Toyota-approved service centres and should take 30 minutes.

To help provide clear and up-to-date advice and assistance to owners affected by the recall, Toyota is providing additional website and telephone helpline services.

Any customers who have concerns should telephone Toyota GB Customer Relations on 0800 1388 744. Regularly updated information is also available on a dedicated recall information page on the Toyota website at http://www.toyota.co.uk/recall

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