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Consumer - Car Recalls

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tina Leonard, Our Consumer Expert


As per the safety statement issued by Toyota last week, it is now reckoned that about 10,000 cars in Ireland may be affected as part of a recall of up to two million cars across Europe. This is due to a potentially dangerous fault with the accelerator pedals that may stick.

Toyota said it expected to have a detailed list of vehicles which are potentially affected by the middle of this week.
It will confirm owner contact details with the Department of the Environment's Vehicle Registration Office in Shannon and following this Toyota will contact owners of affected vehicles directly by post.

The involved models and production periods are as follows:

Please see list below:

AYGO (Feb 2005 - Aug 2009)
iQ (Nov 2008 - Nov 2009)
Yaris (Nov 2005 - Sep 2009)
Auris (Oct 2006 - 5 Jan 2010)
Corolla (Oct 2006 - Dec 2009)
Verso (Feb 2009 - 5 Jan 2010)
Avensis (Nov 2008 - Dec 2009)
RAV4 (Nov 2005 - Nov 2009)

For Ireland not all vehicles within the production range will be affected, for example the Toyota Corolla 1.4 Petrol and the Toyota Auris 1.4 Petrol will not be affected by this recall.

No Lexus models and no any other Toyota models are affected.
Information on corrective action and implementation will be communicated directly to customers with vehicles potentially affected.

Customers who have concerns should contact their Toyota dealer or Toyota Ireland Customer Relations on (01) 4190222


Honda is recalling 3,000 Jazz cars here as part of a global recall that involves up to 646,000 cars.

Jazz cars sold here from 2002 to 2009 have to be checked because of a potential concern with the electric window switch in the driver's door. The switch could short circuit if contaminated with liquid.

Honda Ireland is also working with the vehicle registration office in Shannon to identify the current owners of models affected.


French car group PSA are recalling 97,000 Peugeot 107s across Europe and Citroen C1s made in a Czech factory it shares with Japanese car maker Toyota are also being recalled.

Peugeot issues a statement saying no 107s sold in Ireland are affected. Citroen are recalling only two C1s from Ireland.