Toyota Will Recall 3,100 2015 Yaris Hatchbacks In The USA

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Toyota Motor Sales USA, the American division of the Japanese brand, has announced a 3,100 vehicle recall on the market it serves.
We are writing about approximately 3,100 Yaris hatchbacks of the 2015 model year. According to Toyota, the recall targets the strut mounting bearings. The Japanese automaker has discovered that the front upper shock assembly bearing could be damaged and fail prematurely because of the issue.

Vehicles with the issue will generate “abnormal noises” while driving on rough road surfaces or when turning the steering wheel. If the owner does nothing and keeps driving in this condition, the situation could lead to a failure of the front shock absorber.

The part damage would happen through the separation of the piston rod. In turn, the problem might cause a loss of stability and increase the risk of a crash.

Toyota will inform all known owners of the affected vehicles by first class mail. All the strut mounting bearings which are suspected of the condition will be replaced with an improved version. In the severe case of a damaged strut mounting bearing, the Toyota dealer will also replace the strut and the front suspension support sub-assembly.

The recall action announced in this article refers to a voluntary recall from Toyota. The Japanese automaker has no knowledge of any injuries of deaths related to vehicles that suffered from this potential issue.

Toyota has not announced any link between this recall and the European or Asian versions of the Yaris. The ongoing Yaris is built in seven separate factories (four in Japan) across the world, so the issue might not occur in all the models. After all, only 3,100 MY2015 vehicles were affected, a small margin of total sales numbers in the US alone.

Yaris, the smallest car in Toyota’s US offer, received a facelift in the summer of 2014. The redesign brought the Yaris closed to the Aygo from a design point of view. It was available in three equipment versions, buy with only a 1.5-liter VVT-i gasoline engine. At the time of launch, the cheapest version, a three-door Yaris in base trim, started at $14,845.
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