Al Futtaim Motors also calls back 871 Toyota models in substantial campaign.
The local distributor for Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the Middle East has announced that several recalls are now underway.
Al Futtaim Motors has said that 816 Toyota Avalons (1999 to 2004 model years) are involved in a steering lock mechanism recall, while 55 Corolla (2000 and 2001 model years) are involved in an airbag recall.
At the same time, the distributor also confirmed that 2,840 Lexus LX740 models (2000 to 2007 model years) would also be recalled, due to a steering shaft mechanism recall campaign.
“We are contacting all the existing owners to explain the situation and organise free of charge rectification,” said Al Futtaim Motors’ senior general manager of sales and marketing, Hugh Dickerson, in a statement.
“If any of our customers have further questions they can contact our Toyota Customer Care Team on 04 206 6002 (Sunday to Thursday between 8am and 6pm).”
On the Lexus recall, Al Futtaim Motors said that the relevant owners would be contacted, but customers with further queries could call the Lexus customer care team on 800 53987.
Last week, parent firm Toyota Motor Corp said it would recall 400,000 Avalon sedans and 80,000 Landcruiser vehicles due to steering concerns.
The news follows a move last month by the UAE’s biggest car dealer to recall 1,347 Lexus models, and is just the latest in a string of safety concerns that have led to the recall of ten million vehicles globally since last September.