Toyota precautionary safety recall for previous generation Land Cruiser Amazon in the UK

To check whether your car is affected by any recall please visit the VIN check-up on the Toyota website here: http://ow.ly/fddYb.

Toyota today announced a recall campaign for 348 of the previous generation Land Cruiser Amazon models that have the potential to be affected by a rare steering related issue. This has been confirmed with Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

The key points are as follows:

– Recall of 348 cars in UK

– Only V8 petrol engined Land Cruiser Amazon involved in UK

– Only affects models built between July 2002 and September 2006

– Only two reported cases in Europe, no accidents reported

– Owners are being contacted directly by Toyota

No other Lexus or Toyota vehicles sold in the UK are affected. Customers who have any concerns are advised to contact their local Toyota Centre or telephone the Toyota Customer Relations team on 0344 701 6202.

Owners will be contacted by Toyota directly and asked to take their vehicles to a Toyota Service Centre, where the affected parts will be replaced with improved ones. The replacement will be performed at no cost to the owner. The repair will take approximately two hours. Owners will be offered complimentary use of a replacement Toyota while their car is being repaired if required.

Toyota will take all reasonable action to contact the owners or registered keepers of the affected vehicles as quickly as possible. In the meantime, the vehicles are safe to drive. Owners can immediately find out if their vehicle is involved in this campaign by entering their VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) here.

“We apologise for any concern and inconvenience caused to our customers by this campaign,” said Jon Williams, Toyota GB’s Commercial Director. “Toyota take all quality and safety issues extremely seriously and we are intensifying our efforts to ensure the quality of our customers’ ownership experience is safeguarded.”