Toyota recalls in NZ 'likely'

  • 22/10/2015
Toyota recalls in NZ 'likely'

Toyota's recall of 6.5 million cars is likely to include New Zealand vehicles, but which ones isn't clear yet, the company says.

The world's biggest car maker has announced it is pulling back the vehicles over an issue with a window switch which could cause fires.

The recalled vehicles include the Yaris, Corolla, Camry and RAV4 produced between 2005 and 2010.

In a statement Toyota said it was likely New Zealand cars would be recalled, but did not know which ones yet.

Aside from the global list, Vitz, Ractis, Belta, Ist, Matrix and Auris models imported from Japan could be affected in New Zealand, it said.

"Once the assessment is complete, Toyota will notify impacted owners," it said.

The fault is related to a driver's-side master window switch that could cause short-circuits, leading to smouldering and possibly fires.

There have been no incidents reported in New Zealand

In recent months, Toyota has recalled nearly 10 million vehicles around the world due to defective airbags.