Toyota recall over steering fault

Toyota has issued a recall for thousands of iQ cars over a fault with the steering system.

Around 12,000 cars registered in the UK have been affected by the recall, the carmaker said. The vehicles were manufactured between September 11, 2008 and October 22, 2010.

The move is part of a wider recall of iQ cars across Europe and Japan.

Toyota said the faulty system could cause steering problems when motorists are driving over safety strips on the road, known as "rumble strips".

But the manufacturer said no accidents had been reported so far and the problem had been reported in "very specific circumstances in Japan". There have been no cases of it Europe.

The Japanese firm has been forced to issue a series of recalls in the past few months over safety issues, affecting around 10 million vehicles worldwide.

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