Toyota’s global sales may make it the world’s most popular brand of car, but the car maker’s popularity could be living on borrowed time as 19,000 cars in the UK are set to be recalled due to potential problems with the fuel system.
The manufacturer confirmed that hundreds of Toyota Avenis and Lexus IS 250 models are at risk of leaking fuel if a modification is not made.
The default has not caused any known accidents, though it might have done damage to Toyota’s reputation. Quality control problems have dogged the manufacturer in recent years with nearly 16 million Toyota cars have been recalled worldwide since late 2009.
Jon Williams, Managing Director of Toyota GB, said: ‘We are committed to putting the customer first and have a total focus on the quality of all our products.
‘We will liaise with out customers to carry out the repair procedures as efficiently as possible, with minimal disruption.’