Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Toyota issues Yaris recall

Toyota Australia has today announced a safety recall involving Toyota Yaris vehicles produced between 21st May 2020 – 24th October 2020 (inclusive).

There are 298 vehicles involved in the Australian market, according to Toyota records.

“In the hybrid system of involved vehicles, due to an improper programming, there is a possibility that the vehicle will not enter a failsafe driving mode if a temporary slip occurs in the input damper of the hybrid transaxle during sudden acceleration and warning lights are illuminated,” Toyota said in a statement today.

“If this were to occur, the hybrid system will shut down.”

For all involved vehicles, Toyota says dealers will reprogram the hybrid vehicle control computer software.

“It will require approximately 0.8 hours to reprogram the hybrid vehicle control computer. However, depending on the Dealer’s work schedule, owners may be required to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time,” it said.

It’s understood Toyota Australia will contact all owners of involved vehicles to provide details of the safety recall campaign.

Owners are being asked to keep their contact details up to date with Toyota so future communications can be received.

Owners with additional questions or concerns are asked to contact their local/preferred Toyota Dealer in the first instance or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Mon-Fri 8.00am-6.00pm AEST). You will need to quote your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

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