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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.
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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Toyota recalls 31,000 UK-registered Prius models

Toyota is recalling nearly 31,000 UK-registered cars because of a computer problem that could cause the vehicle to stop.

The recall affects the hybrid ultra-green Prius model and involves 30,970 of the UK-registered ones manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.

Toyota has recalled 31,000 UK-registered Prius cars as part of a world-wide recall. Credit: Press Association

The company said there had been 11 incidents in Europe of the computer problem but there had been no accidents or injuries.

Toyota added that the issue would not occur in other of the company's hybrid vehicles as these used different systems.

The UK recall will involve an update of the control software. The UK recall is part of a 1.9 million recall of Prius models worldwide.

Horse inspired vehicle drives without steering wheel

Motorists of the future could ride a vehicle inspired by a horse, according to a new design from motor firm Toyota.

The FV2 vehicle. Credit: Toyota

Its concept would see drivers control the vehicle by shifting their body weight while standing, ending the need for a steering wheel.

The FV2 vehicle will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show from November 22.

The concept vehicle would not need a steering wheel. Credit: Toyota

Toyota recalls 5,409 Yaris and Verso-S cars in the UK

Toyota has announced a recall with th electric power steering system (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) for some of its Yaris and Verso-S models.

The recall affects 5,409 UK-registered third-generation Yaris models and the Verso-S mini-MPV, built between November 2010 and March 2012.

Toyota has diagnosed a problem in the coil wire used in a relay within the electric power steering system.

Owners will be contacted by Toyota GB within the coming weeks by post and asked to make an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Toyota centre.

Customers can check whether their vehicle is affected using a registration look-up function in the owners section of the main Toyota website.

They can also contact Toyota Customer Relations on 0800 1388744 or 01737 367600.

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Car giants to notify vehicle owners after airbag fault

Nissan has confirmed it will be contacting British car owners within a month to tell them their vehicles must be recalled over a fault with their airbags.

Nissan plans to begin notifying customers within 30 days. Nissan dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator at no cost to the customers.

Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue.

– Nissan

Honda issued a similar statement, confirming it would be contacting affecting vehicle owners.

The recall affects 15,475 Honda cars in the UK, the majority of which are CR-Vs built at the Swindon plant between 2002-2003. There will be a small number of Jazz and Stream variants built between 2001-2002 also included in the recall.

Honda will be contacting the owners of affected vehicles requesting them to make an appointment with their Honda dealer. However, if owners are concerned they are encouraged to visit their local dealer.

– Honda

Toyota, which is set to recall 76,000 cars in the UK, has not issued a statement on its protocol, but confirmed the airbag issue potentially affects the following models: Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis, Avensis Verso, Picnic, Camry and Lexus SC430.

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Car recall: advice to customers

People who believe their car may be affected by a recall from four Japanese motor firms, are being urged to get in contact with the manufacturer.

Nissan advised UK customers to contact garages where the cars were bought or call 01923 899334.

They say global car giants are usually quick to recall vehicles for inspection and repair as soon as they are aware of a fault.

These are likely to be minor and rarely linked to accidents or fatalities.

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