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14 Toyota recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Toyota announced 14 recalls that affected 16 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

Not all of the recalls will always be resolved at the first try. This is the case with the renewed Toyota recall for Auris and Corolla models produced between 2006 – 2013, which has previously been replaced the airbag inflator of the front passenger. But it could have been installed in the wrong orientation and therefore the owners have to visit the authorized dealership again.



Another large recall due to airbag problems was announced by Toyota in November, and this time the Japanese carmaker recalled its cars manufactured between 2001-2006, namely the models Avensis, Corolla, Picnic and Yaris.

Several recalls have been announced in 2018 by Toyota for its hybrid systems – the Prius in all versions, Auris HV and C-HR Hybrid were affected – see the table below for details.

Three recalls also concerned the Toyota ProAce van, which was the most recalled Toyota’s car in 2017. Two were related to oil leakage and one with a trailer coupling device.

The Toyota Aygo in the four-door version may have a problem with the rear door glass glued connection. With cars produced in the years 2005 – 2014, the glass could consequently detach completely from the vehicle. The recall was announced in November.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



How can you check the recalls by VIN?

Even if you do not find your car in the table below, it does not mean it was not the subject of a recall sometime in the past. The best way to verify whether a particular car is affected with some recall is to contact a Toyota Authorized Service and ask for the VIN to be checked not only for recalls but also for various service bulletins.

It will only cost you time because such information is provided for free. Free of charge are also all the repairs that are related to the recall. It does not matter whether you are the first, second or even third owner. It does not even matter whether you have been to Toyota authorized service regularly, occasionally or never before.

Toyota Authorized Dealers Contacts


Get an instant safety recall check

If you wish to get fully comprehensive VIN lookup, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


What is a VIN code?

The VIN code is a unique identification number that is embossed on the body of the car and shown on the ID card. In some cars, it can also be found in the frame under the windscreen. It is made up of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers.


Toyota 2018 recalls by model

Toyota Auris

MonthIssueProductionSource
VI.The replacement inflator of the front passenger airbag may have been installed in an incorrect orientation.MY 2006 – 2013link
XI.Due to a software error in the ECU, the vehicle may not enter in a fail-safe driving mode.5/2010 – 5/2014link
All Auris Recalls

Toyota Avensis

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.The airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioners may be deactivated or deploying inadvertently.MY 2002 – 2006link
XI.The excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture.MY 2001 – 2006link
All Avensis Recalls

Toyota Avanza

MonthIssueProductionSource
V.Premature ageing of the inlet hose may lead to fuel leaking.12/2013 – 9/2014link
All Avanza´s Recalls

Toyota Aygo

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.The glass on the rear door is not properly glued.MY 2005 – 2014link
All Aygo´s Recalls

Toyota C-HR

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.The screws retaining the wheel bearings may not have been sufficiently tightened.6/2018 – 8/2018link
All C-HR´s Recalls

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

MonthIssueProductionSource
IX.The engine wire harness could contact the cover.5/2016 – 5/2018link
All C-HR´s Recalls

Toyota Corolla

MonthIssueProductionSource
VI.The replacement inflator of the front passenger airbag may have been installed in an incorrect orientation.MY 2006 – 2013link
XI.The airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioners may be deactivated or deploying inadvertently.MY 2002 – 2006link
XI.The excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture.MY 2001 – 2006link
All Corolla´s Recalls

Toyota Corolla Verso

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.The airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioners may be deactivated or deploying inadvertently.MY 2002 – 2006link
All Corolla´s Recalls

Toyota GT86

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.Performance load may exceed the valve spring’s fatigue strength and it may fracture.4/2012 – 5/2013link
All GT86´s Recalls

Toyota Picnic

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.The excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture.MY 2001link
All Picnic´s Recalls

Toyota Prius

MonthIssueProductionSource
II.There could be a fault with the pressure sensors for the airbag system.2015link
IX.The engine wire harness could get into contact with the cover.7/2015 – 2/2018link
XI.Due to a software error in the ECU, the vehicle may not enter in a fail-safe driving mode.10/2008 – 2/2014link
All Prius Recalls

Toyota Prius Plus

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.Due to a software error in the ECU, the vehicle may not enter in a fail-safe driving mode.10/2011 – 11/2014link
All Prius Recalls

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

MonthIssueProductionSource
IX.The engine wire harness could get into contact with the cover.3/2016 – 2/2018link
All Prius Recalls

Toyota ProAce

MonthIssueProductionSource
VIII.An oil plug located on the side of the engine may not be properly tightened.5/2018 – 6/2018link
VIII.No detection of oil temperature above a certain threshold.MY 2018link
IX.The trailer coupling device can become deformed if a trailer is used.6/2016 – 12/2017link
All ProAce´s Recalls

Toyota Tundra

MonthIssueProductionSource
VI.The screws on the left-hand rear seat may not have been fitted correctly.1/2017 – 2/2017link
All Tundra´s Recalls

Toyota Yaris

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.The excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture.MY 2001 – 2006link
All Yaris Recalls

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