Toyota recalls in UK, US and Japan

Toyota is recalling nearly 430,000 cars in North America, Japan and the UK to fix steering problems. The latest recalls comes on top of some 8.5 million vehicles recalled by the Japanese car maker since October for a spate of problems, including faulty floor mats, defective gas pedals and braking software glitches.

The main model affected – Avalons – were not sold in the UK. However, Toyota is also recalling some 348 Land Cruiser Amazons in the UK, which it says could be affected by a separate problem with their steering.

Although recalls are common in the motor industry, the number of recalls by Toyota has damaged its reputation for quality and customer service.