Toyota recalls 35,000 UK cars over faults

Car manufacturer Toyota is recalling more than 35,000 UK cars after it discovered faults that could deactivate airbags or cause seats to move while driving and break steering columns, the company said today.

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Toyota recall: How to find out if your car is affected

Toyota has recalled a total of 35,124 UK vehicles manufactured between 2004 and 2010 over potential faults.

The company is offering "prompt inspection and repair" to potentially affected owners at no extra charge.

Toyota customers can find out whether their car is likely to be affected by using the registration search function on toyota.co.uk - where owners can also discover more details about the recall process.

More than 10,000 vehicles could face seat issues

The Toyota Yaris is among the four cars potentially affected. Credit: Toyota

Toyota has announced safety recalls which affect some of the RAV4, Hilux, Yaris and Urban Cruiser car models.

10,339 Yaris and Urban Cruiser vehicles built between September 2005 and August 2010 could be affected by issues potentially affecting seat position and the steering column.

The seat issues could cause some seats to move in the event of a crash, Toyota said.

Nearly 25,000 Rav4 and Hilux models manufactured between June 2004 and December 2010 are feared to contain a possible defect that has the potential to affect airbag function.

More detailed information can be found on the Toyota website.

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