Toyota To Recall 19,000 Cars In The UK

26 Jan, 2011

Toyota is to recall nearly 19,000 cars in the UK due to potential problems with fuel systems.

The car manufacturer said hundreds of Toyota Avensis and Lexus IS 250 models could be at risk of fuel leaks if they are not modified by mechanics.

The company confirmed there were no known accidents related to the defect.

However, the faults are the latest in a series of quality control problems to have hit the manufacturer, which has recalled nearly 1.7m Toyota-made vehicles worldwide.

Officials say they are writing to the owners to arrange free repairs, which are expected to take up to four-and-a-half hours.

The 15,500 owners of Toyota Avensis 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engine models, produced between July 2000 and September 2008, are eligible for the repair.

Another 3,100 UK-registered Lexus IS 250 petrol engine vehicles, produced between August 2007 and February 2009, are also affected.

Jon Williams, Managing Director of Toyota GB, said: “We are committed to putting the customer first and have a total focus on the quality of all our products. 

“We will liaise with our customers to carry out the repair procedures as efficiently as possible, with minimal disruption.”

Nearly 16 million cars have been recalled by the firm since late 2009.

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