Toyota announces re-inspection of certain previously recalled nine to 13 year old models in the UK

Toyota has announced it will re-inspect certain models produced from December2000 to November 2004. These models were subject to a previous recall, announced on 11th April 2013. It is working with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to contact registered owners and keepers by letter to advise them of the procedure for taking their vehicle to an authorised Toyota repairer for the necessary checks to be done.

The issue affects the following models: Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis, Avensis Verso, Picnic, Camry and Lexus SC430. These vehicles will have ‘X’ to ‘54’ registration plate identifiers.

The concern relates to front passenger air bag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers. Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger air bag to deploy abnormally in a crash. This could result in an increase of the risk of injury to the occupant.

Toyota has received eight reports related to this issue, three in Japan and five in the US. Toyota has received no reports of injuries. There have been no reports of this fault in the UK.

Customer safety is of paramount importance to Toyota. Consequently, Toyota has decided to conduct a recall campaign to check the air bag inflator on affected cars.

If you wish to check whether your car is affected by any recall, a VIN check-up tool will be added to the Toyota website as soon as possible.

If you wish to check whether your car is affected by any recall, a VIN check-up tool will be added to toyota.co.uk as soon as possible.

If you require additional information, or are concerned about whether your UK-registered Toyota is affected, contact Toyota GB Customer Relations on 0800 1388744, or click here to go to the Toyota website.