Toyota Australia is recalling 9070 examples of its 2020-2024 Yaris, owing to a fault which can lead to front suspension failure.
The recall affects both Toyota Yaris petrol and hybrid variants built between May 2020 and January 2024.
“For involved vehicles, there is a possibility that the ball joint attachment area of the front lower suspension arm may corrode and cause cracks if the vehicle is frequently exposed to snow-melting chemicals in snowy areas,” Toyota said in its recall notice.
“If the vehicle continues to be driven, cracks may increase. In the worst case, the front lower suspension arm may break allowing the ball joint to dislodge resulting in reduced vehicle stability that may increase the risk of a crash.”
- A total of 9070 vehicles are affected
- The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
This is the second time the Yaris has been recalled for a front suspension defect, with the last recall being issued in June 2023 and covering 7633 examples.
Toyota has advised it will contact owners of affected vehicles and advise them to schedule an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealership to rectify the fault, free of charge.
Owners can contact Toyota’s Recall Campaign Helpline for more information on 1800 987 366.
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