Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 26 Yaris vehicles produced between January 2019 and February 2019.
This recall is due to a condition affecting the left-hand side rear door glass.
The left-hand side rear door glass in the affected vehicles could shatter in a manner that does not comply with Australian Design Regulations.
There is a possibility that, due to an error in the manufacturing process when the left-hand side rear window glass was manufactured, the window glass may have been inadequately tempered due to an improper cooling process being followed. If the glass is broken, the glass will not shatter into small pieces as per design intent, but rather into large fragments or shards of glass. This could increase the risk of injury in the event of a collision.
Parts for this activity are currently under preparation, with supply timing to be confirmed.
Toyota Australia will notify all affected vehicle owners of this recall by phone and mail within the next few weeks, advising them of the detail of this recall campaign.
Toyota dealers will remove and replace the rear door glass on all affected vehicles, which could take up to 40 minutes. Vehicles may be required for a longer period of time in some cases depending on the dealer’s work schedule.
This will be carried out free of charge.
There have been no incidents or injuries in Australia as a result of this condition.