Car maker Toyota will recall approximately 490,000 vehicles across the Middle East following the discovery of a defect in power-window switches.
The recall impacts 14 separate models and will involve about 7.43m cars worldwide.
Al Futtaim Motors, Toyota's authorised reseller in the UAE, issued a statement on Wednesday saying that 65,000 vehicles in the Gulf state would be recalled. The impacted models are the Camry, Corolla, RAV 4 and Yaris bought between 2006 and 2010, and Sequoias bought between 2007 and 2010.
Simon Frith, managing director of Al Futtaim Motors, said that each of these cars would require a "45-minute inspection" to determine any defect in their power-window switches.
No accidents have been reported because of the issue, which will see 2.47m vehicles recalled in the US, 1.4m in China, 1.30m in Europe, 460,000 in Japan and 650,000 across the rest of Asia.
$1 million gold plated car unveiled in Dubai
The Nissan R3 GT-R is dubbed ‘Godzilla’
Ferrari’s new four-seater now in Dubai
Besides the new GTC4 Lusso, Ferrari will launch a limited...
Review: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Say hello to your day-to-day Lamborghini. Yes, it is practical...
Dubai Police add Nissan GT-R to its luxury fleet
The latest evolution of a model launched back in 2007, the...
Emirates Classic Car Festival to reveal 300 vintage vehicles
The festival will feature years that go back almost 100...
Gulf Craft says $22m deals secured at Dubai Int'l Boat Show
Yacht manufacturer sees 'considerable market resilience...
“If you can buy a car, you can afford a yacht” says Gulf Craft CEO
Erwin Bamps revealed some yachts are cheaper than a BMW...