Toyota Australia is recalling 7633 examples of the Yaris hatchback to fix a manufacturing defect that may cause the suspension to collapse or detach from the vehicle.
This recall affects both petrol and hybrid versions of the current-generation Yaris produced between May 2020 and May 2023.
“Due to a manufacturing defect, small cracks may form in the front lower suspension arms when driving on rough (corrugated) roads,” the company says in its recall notice.
“As a result, the suspension may collapse or detach from the vehicle. If this occurs, the vehicle may experience a sudden loss of steering control.”
- A total of 7633 vehicles are affected
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
If you own an affected vehicle you’ll be contacted in writing asking you to make an appointment at your preferred Toyota dealer for an inspection and potential replacement of the front lower suspension arm, free of charge.
Toyota says the initial inspection takes around 30 minutes to complete, whereas the replacement of the front suspension arm may take between two to five hours. These amounts of time depend on the dealer’s work schedule.
If you have further questions you can contact the Toyota Recall Assist Support Line on 1800 987 366.
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