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Toyota steering wheel Car maker recalls 870 vehicles in UK fears wheel could off in drivers’ hands

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Concerns: The firm said 7,500 Toyota Versos in a Turkish factory did not have wheels screwed on correctly

is recalling 870 of its cars in the UK over the steering-wheel could come off in the hands after the nut which it in place works loose.

It is of a global recall affecting 7,500 Verso models built between May and August of year at Toyota Motor Turkey.

The Japanese car-maker the nut securing the wheel was not correctly during manufacture — could lead to a loss of control.

A Toyota spokeswoman said over time there was a of the nut becoming ‘fully detached’, in turn could lead to the wheel coming off in the driver’s But so far there had been no reported or incidents.

She said: ‘Toyota has the risk of the nut which retains the wheel coming loose due to not been secured with torque during the assembly

‘The problem may result in the making an abnormal noise, the driver experiencing a degree of play in the wheel. Over there may be a risk of the nut becoming detached.’

She added: ‘All the vehicles by this issue are being so that the steering wheel nut can be with the correct degree of

The recall is global and affects worldwide of 870 UK-registered Verso

It comes less than a after the firm recalled of its top-selling ‘green’ Prius cars — including 31,000 in the UK — because of a fault affecting the accelerator-control could cause the vehicle to itself down and stop.

are the latest in a long line of incidents which have the firm in recent years international controversy, prompting from Japanese bosses, and its reputation.

Toyota, which is Japan’s carmaker, will check the and, if necessary, tighten the wheel securing nut.

has contacted owners over the few weeks by post or telephone, them to make an appointment to their car to their nearest centre, in accordance with and Operator Services Agency guidelines.

The nut retightening takes 20 minutes to complete and will be out free of charge.

There are 870 models that are in danger of their wheel completely of the fault

Owners have contacted and urged to make an as soon as possible to have it


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Customers can check whether vehicle is affected using a look-up function in the owners of the main Toyota website.

If need more information, or do not access to the internet, they can Toyota Customer Relations on 1388744 or 01737 367600.

month Toyota recalled of the current third generation hybrid ‘green’ Prius registered in the UK and manufactured between 2009 and February 2014.

It was of a 1.9million recall of Prius worldwide.

It said the latest involved an issue with the used in the ‘boost converter’ helps control the flow of The boost converter is required accelerating hard from

The embarrassing revelation comes a month after 30,970 UK Prius models — worldwide — were because of an issue with the converter which controls the

It said there had been 11 across Europe of the computer but there had been ‘no accidents or

The company said the software could lead to key electrical parts ‘deforming or being

It noted: ‘Should this warning lights may be illuminated and the car is to switch to ‘failsafe’ operation.

It can be driven, but with reduced In limited cases the hybrid may shut down, causing the to stop.

The driver will not any change in the vehicle’s behaviour or prior to the problem occurring.’

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