Toyota is recalling over 5000 UK cars due to a potential failure of their electric power steering. The announcement comes just one month after the Japanese manufacturer recalled 5000 Prius models due to concerns about the car's brakes.
The latest recall affects Toyota Yaris and Verso-S models built between November 2010 and March 2012. 174,000 vehicles are affected globally, of which 5409 were registered in the UK. Only four instances of the failure have occurred in the UK, and Toyota stresses that no accidents or injuries have been recorded as a result. If the failure occurs, the driver will feel the steering becoming noticeably heavier (this will be most obvious at low speeds), while an alarm and dashboard warning light will also alert the driver to the problem.
Customers can check whether their vehicle is affected using a dedicated recall checker on the Toyota website or by calling Toyota Customer Services on 0800 1388744.
Remedial work will be carried out for free by any Toyota Service Centre and will take no more than two hours to complete.