Toyota Australia is recalling 30,341 examples of its C-HR small SUV that may be fitted with an incorrectly labelled Toyota genuine accessory tow bar.

    This recall affects C-HR models produced between December 2016 and October 2021.

    Toyota Australia indicates there are a total of 826 affected Toyota genuine accessory tow bars in the Australian market that may be fitted to these vehicles.

    “The involved vehicles may be equipped with a genuine accessory tow bar that was supplied without fitment of an ECE55 Type Approval label, which is required to comply with Australian Design Rule 62/02,” the company says in its recall notice.

    • A total of 30,341 vehicles are included in this recall with 826 affected tow bars
    • The recall affects vehicles produced between December 2016 and October 2021
    • Toyota’s VIN list and recall notice are attached here

    Toyota Australia will be contacting owners of all affected vehicles by mail to their last known address, directing them to arrange an inspection at a Toyota dealership.

    If necessary, the label will be affixed.

    Toyota expects this job will take around 15 minutes to complete, but this depends on the dealer’s work schedule.

    If you own a vehicle included in this recall and know you don’t have a Toyota genuine accessory tow bar fitted, you can fill out a form included in the owner letter formally saying your vehicle isn’t fitted with the genuine accessory.

    If you have any further questions, Toyota is indicating you should contact your local/preferred Toyota dealer, or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366.

    MORE: Everything Toyota C-HR

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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