Motor giant Toyota has been forced to recall approximately 75,000 cars in the UK after discovering a steering fault.
The Japanese manufacturer suffered yet another dent to its reputation as 2.77m vehicles were recalled globally.
Toyotas have been renowned for their reliability but the firm has had to recall millions of vehicles over the last few years as a succession of faults came to light.
The latest UK recall involves certain Avensis and Corolla models bought between July 2001 to March 2009 and some Prius models purchased between July 2003 to April 2009.
Toyota stressed that the recalled vehicles remained safe to drive, but all drivers should ensure they have adequatebreakdown cover to cover them in the event of a mechanical fault.
"On certain Avensis, Corolla and Prius models there is a possibility of an issue with a component in the steering system, prompting a knocking or rattling and possibly a reduction in steering response," a spokesperson for Toyota GB said.
"There have been nine reported cases of this issue in Europe and no reports of any associated accidents."