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Toyota recalling 72,000 cars in UK; In Brief.

TENS of thousands of Toyota cars are being recalled in the UK over safety concerns.

Some 72,885 UK-registered Prius, Auris and Lexus CT200h models are being recalled over possible cracks in the fuel emissions control unit.

Just under half of these vehicles (34,135) could also have a small crack in inflators in the air bags in the driver and passenger sides which may expand, causing the air bags to partially inflate.

Toyota said it did not know of any injuries related to the latest recalls.

"There is a possibility that cracks could develop in the coating of the emissions channel due to improper shaping of portions of the channel," Toyota said.

"As a result of this condition, the cracks could expand over time and, eventually, fuel may leak from these cracks when the vehicle has a full tank of petrol. We have not received any report of accidents, injuries or fatalities linked to this issue."

About 2.8 million vehicles are being recalled globally over fears of cracks in the fuel emissions control unit, of which 713,000 are in Europe.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:Jun 30, 2016
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