Toyota has announced it is having to recall 348 Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon models in the UK, built between July 2002 and September 2006.
The recall is to replace a snap ring bracket within the steering mechanism that could become detached due to violent impact with a large pot hole or obstacle.
In the event this occurs and the vehicle is then subjected to repeated application of full, opposite lock, the steering may become inoperative. There have been only two reported incidents in Europe and no reported accidents related to this issue.
No other Lexus or Toyota vehicles sold in the UK are affected.
Owners will be contacted by Toyota directly and asked to take their vehicles to a Toyota service centre, where the affected parts will be replaced with improved ones. The replacement will be performed at no cost to the owner. The repair will take approximately two hours.
Owners will be offered complimentary use of a replacement Toyota while their car is being repaired if required.