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Toyota recall over 8,000 Irish cars

Wednesday, April 09 11:31:24

Toyota today said it is recalling 8,430 cars in Ireland as part of a worldwide recall.

Toyota said it was recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for five different problems, marking another blow for the world's largest car maker whose reputation for quality and safety has been dented in recent years.

Among the problems are a driver's seat defect and steering column problems.

An engine starter glitch that poses a fire risk is also a problem for vehicles in Japan only, the company said.

Toyota Ireland said that it is introducing voluntary recalls for 4,937 of its Toyota Hilux and RAV4 models manufactured between June 2004 and December 2010 due to possible faults with the vehicles' spiral case assembly.

It is also recalling 3,475 Yaris and Urban Cruiser models made between January 2005 and August 2010 due to possible problems with the seat rail spring.

19 Urban Cruisers and nine Yaris T-Sport vehicles are also being recalled in Ireland due to possible problems with the steering column bracket.

Toyota Ireland stressed that there have been no reports worldwide of any accidents or injuries related to these issues. It said it would write directly to the owners of the cars involved in the recall to arrange to have their vehicles inspected.