Toyota Australia issues Yaris recalls over rear door glass concerns

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Toyota Australia has issued a safety recall on 26 Yaris vehicles manufactured between January 2019 and February 2019 due to ‘a condition’ affecting the left-hand side rear door glass.

Toyota Australia said the left-hand side rear door glass in the affected vehicles could shatter in a manner that does not comply with Australian Design Regulations.

“There is a possibility that, due to an error in the manufacturing process when the left-hand side rear window glass was manufactured, the window glass may have been inadequately tempered due to an improper cooling process being followed,” the company said in a statement.

“If the glass is broken, the glass will not shatter into small pieces as per design intent, but rather into large fragments or shards of glass. This could increase the risk of injury in the event of a collision.”

Toyota said it would notify all affected vehicle owners of this recall by phone and mail within the next few weeks, advising them of the detail of this recall campaign.

“Toyota dealers will remove and replace the rear door glass on all affected vehicles, which could take up to 40 minutes. Vehicles may be required for a longer period of time in some cases depending on the dealer’s work schedule,” reads the statement

“This will be carried out free of charge.”

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