24 January 2020 · Motoring Tips & Advice

How Do I Know If My Toyota Has Had A Recall? | Phil Gilbert Toyota

How do I Know if My Toyota Has Had a Recall?

Toyota leaves nothing to chance and has measures in place for buyers of even used Toyotas, such as the Toyota Certified Pre-Owned CarHistory. High-quality craftsmanship and materials ensure the brand maintains high safety standards, but from time-to-time there is a recall on parts or products. Owners can minimise risk by staying up-to-date with recall information.


Toyota’s safety standards

The safety of Toyota drivers comes first. The brand knows that Australia’s roads can be unpredictable, and has designed a safety package - the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) - to protect drivers against some of the dangers that lie ahead. TSS provides the latest tech to assist you out on the road, and includes protective features such as a Pre-Collision Safety System, Lane Departure Alert and Active Cruise Control.

When you’re looking for new and used cars for sale in Sydney, NSW, you want to be sure you’re not compromising on safety. In safety tests carried out by Monash University’s Accident Research Centre, 7 million vehicles in Australia and New Zealand were analysed to form a safety rating based on crash worthiness (how the vehicle can protect users in a crash), aggressivity (impact on other road users) and total secondary safety (the estimated risk of death or serious injury to all road users).

In the medium SUV category, The Toyota RAV4  (manufactured in 2006-2012) received a driver protection rating of 5 stars out of 5 and was awarded a “safe pick” title. In the large SUV category, the Kluger and LandCruiser 200 series also both received 5 stars. 

The brand also featured prominently in the list of the Top Safety Picks for 2019, cementing its status as one of the most safety-conscious brands that’s innovative in its passenger safety technology.

How to check which parts or products have been recalled

Occasionally, things go wrong during the manufacturing process - whether the defect occurs in our workshop or that of one of our suppliers. When this happens, Toyota Motor Group takes this very seriously and acts fast in order to do everything they can to minimise risks and disruption to owners.

You can keep an eye on Toyota recalls online, to make sure you’re not driving a potentially unsafe vehicle. The manufacturer continues to work closely with stakeholders to ensure all products and parts are rectified moving forward, and they will offer free repairs or replacements to any owners affected. If you’ve found that your vehicle has been recalled, discontinue driving and contact your nearest Toyota service centre or call Toyota Australia’s Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366.

Keep your details updated and Toyota will notify you in the event of a safety recall for your vehicle, to help keep Toyota families safe across Australia.

Contact Phil Gilbert Toyota Dealerships

Follow your Toyota recommended service schedule and contact Phil Gilbert Toyota service centre if you have any concerns or have been informed of a safety recall for your vehicle. Our qualified technicians have the know-how to get you back on the road safely and efficiently.