Toyota have announced that it would recall a number of Toyota iQ models in the UK to carry out a modification to the software used to manage the vehicles Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.
The Toyota iQ vehicles that are affected were produced between 11th September 2008 and 22nd October 2010. When driving on certain roadside safety side strips or 'rumble strips', signals received by the EPS sensors may be incorrectly interpreted by the EPS control unit, triggering the EPS warning light. Should this happen, the driver would need to apply extra effort to steer the vehicle. No cases have been reported in the UK and no accidents related to this issue have been reported.
Approximately 12,000 UK registered vehicles are affected by this recall and the repair involved will take approximately two hours to complete at no cost to the customer. Jon Williams, Managing Director of Toyota GB PLC, said, “We are committed to putting the customer first and have a total focus on the quality of all our products. We will liaise with our customers to carry out the repair procedures as efficiently as possible, with minimal disruption.”