29 Jun 2016

NZ caught in global Toyota recall

2:55 pm on 29 June 2016

Toyota is recalling 1162 hybrid cars in New Zealand because of airbags that can deploy by themselves.

A Toyota Prius car in Tokyo.

Toyota Prius cars made between 2008 and 2012 are being recalled, along with a Lexus model. Photo: AFP

The car manufacturer announced today the Lexus CT 200h made between 2010 and 2012, and the Toyota Prius made between 2008 and 2012, would be recalled.

The company said the airbags along the sides of the cars could deploy by themselves, and Toyota would contact affected vehicle owners.

The problem would only take a few hours to fix, the company said, and it was not related to a previous recall regarding Takata airbags.

It was part of a recall of 1,433,988 of the cars globally.