Understanding Toyota recalls
More often than not, a product recall has a negative connotation. It’s generally understood that a recall occurs because an item is faulty, but this is not necessarily always the case.
At Vantage Toyota, we have your best interests at heart. If there’s any chance that your vehicle might represent a risk, no matter how slight, we want you to know about it as soon as possible.
Can I check to see if my Toyota is part of a recall?
Yes, with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). VINs have been around in earnest for almost 40 years. All Toyota vehicles are issued with one. You will find this 17-digit-and-letter code on the driver’s side of your car, either just inside the windscreen or on the door post. Your Toyota’s VIN can also be located in vehicle registration documents provided by the DVLA.
When you find your car’s VIN, please enter the code here:
You can do this anytime you wish, regardless of whether you’ve heard about a recall or not.
What happens if I receive a recall notice?
If you receive a Toyota recall notice, it’s important to act swiftly, primarily for your own safety and that of anyone who travels with you, as well as other road users. Simply follow the recall instructions outlined in the letter or email.
I have questions…
We are here to help, seven days a week. If you want to know more about Toyota recalls or you require assistance in actioning one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest Vantage showroom.