Five Toyota recalls prompts VIN check

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Tis the season of the car recalls, well it seems that way to us because not only is General Motors in the middle of a controversial recall, but so is Ford and now Toyota. The Japanese car manufacturer is no stranger to issuing recalls for its vehicles, and so we are not really surprised of five new Toyota recalls.

When we say five, they are all for the same issue to do with seats and steering. The Toyota models affected by this latest recall are certain models of the Cruiser, Hilux, RAV4, Urban and the Yaris.

This is one of the largest recalls in the auto industry we have seen, and this is one of the reasons why Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) shares fell following the news.

Five Toyota recalls

Toyota had to issue the recall after they had found faults in the wiring harnesses, steering column and seat railings. We are told that the number of recalls could change following a more detailed review.

We are sure many of you will now be wondering if your vehicle is affected by this recall, and so there are many ways in which you can check. Toyota USA has a page dedicated to recalls, allowing you to check your Toyota VIN.

If you are in the UK, then you can visit their special recall page here.

Reuters has more details on this recall, although we can tell you that 825,000 of these affected vehicles are in the EU. Toyota has yet to announce when the recall will begin, although they should start to contact owners in due course.

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Five Toyota recalls prompts VIN check