3,100 vehicles involved.
Toyota has announced it will recall 3,100 examples of the 2015 Yaris hatchback due to a possibility that a front upper shock assembly bearing could be damaged. The Japanese manufacturer explains drivers may experience an abnormal noise while driving in this condition, which is the first symptom of the defect.
What’s more important, if the problem is not eliminated on time, a front shock absorber piston rod could separate, causing a loss of vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.
Naturally, Toyota dealers will replace the strut mounting bearings with improved ones free of charge and all other damaged parts of the suspension due to this issue will also be replaced. Owners of the affected vehicles will be informed about the recall via email.
The Yaris is currently available in the U.S. at a starting price of $14,895 and is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 106 horsepower (79 kilowatts) and 103 pound-feet (139 newton meters) of torque. Customers can choose from either a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission.