Toyota Australia recalls Yaris and Hilux
TOYOTA Australia is recalling nearly 300,000 vehicles.
The recall applies to about 179,000 current generation Hilux vehicles built between April 2004 and December 2009 as well as around 118,600 previous generation Yaris three and five-door hatchbacks and Yaris sedan vehicles built between June 2005 and May 2010..
The Hilux recall is due to the possibility that the spiral cable, which is part of the supplementary restraint system (SRS) located between the steering wheel and steering column, may become damaged when the steering wheel is repeatedly turned.
If the spiral cable is damaged, the SRS airbag warning light will illuminate and the driver's airbag may not deploy in the event of an accident, which may increase the risk of injury to the driver.
Yaris vehicles are being recalled to the possibility that if the seat is moved forwards and backwards frequently the spring locking the driver's seat track in position may break.
In the three-door Yaris this condition may also affect the passenger's seat which is frequently moved to gain access to the rear seats.
If the vehicle is driven with a broken seat track spring, the seat could move in the event of an accident and may increase the risk of injury.
Affected customers will be notified of the recall by mail at their last known address and asked to make an appointment at an authorised Toyota dealer to have the issues addressed.
Parts for the Hilux fix are expected to be available by July, while the Yaris parts should be in Australia during May.
For further information, customers can call the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 643 242.