Toyota recalls nearly 100,000 vehicles in the UAE

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Toyota on Wednesday recalled nearly 100,000 vehicles in the UAE for a number of problems, dealing a new blow to the reputation of the world's largest car manufacturer.

Yaris, Hilux, Fortuner, Innova, Camry and RAV4 models are all included in the recall, described by Toyota as "special service campaign".

In a statement, Toyota said 2,377 Yaris vehicles with a production date between 2005 and 2009 have been recalled due to insufficient strength of the mounting bracket for the steering column, which may cause "an abnormal creaking noise".

A further 39,000 Yaris vehicles with production date between 2005 and 2010 have been recalled due to a problem with the spring used for the mechanism which locks the driver’s seat rail in its adjusting positions.

Toyota added that 24,804 Hilux, Fortuner, and Innova models and 28,605 Camry and RAV4 vehicles in the UAE are involved in a recall related to a fault affecting the driver’s airbag module.

In total, 6.39 million vehicles worldwide have been included in the recall.

Despite record sales and bumper profits, Toyota has been fighting to protect its brand after millions of earlier recalls.

Al-Futtaim Motors, Toyota's dealership in the UAE, said it will begin contacting all customers with affected vehicles.

"We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank our customers for their patience and understanding," it added.

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