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2015-10-22 08:18

SA CARS AFFECTED: Toyota SA has confirmed more than 60 000 local vehicles are affected in its latest global recall. Image: AP

Cape Town - Toyota South Africa has confirmed several of its local vehicles are affected by the automaker's latest global recall.

Toyota said on Wednesday (October 21) it will recall 6.5-million vehicles globally due to a power-window glitch that presented a fire risk, the latest in a string of recalls by the Japanese automaker.

Four models affected

Toyota SA says: "We can confirm that this is an extension of a 2012 special service campaign action that involved the following models:

  • Auris (manufactured from 2006 to 2008) 
  • Corolla (2006 to 2010) 
  • Yaris (2006 to 2010)
  • RAV4 (2006 to 2010)

"The number of units affected were 60 709."

Read: Toyota's huge recall: 6.5 million vehicles affected

The automaker said 75% of these vehicles has received "service action" at a Toyota dealers in SA.

Toyota said: "The remedial action involves inspecting the window switch board and applying heat-resistant grease to the switch to ensure smooth operation. If necessary, the switch board is also replaced.

"At this stage it is not yet clear how many additional South African vehicles will be affected by the current international recall action. Toyota South Africa Motors will make this information available as soon as confirmation of the potentially affected vehicles is received from TMC."


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