Nearly 20,000 Yaris superminis are being recalled by Toyota over fears that the head restraints may detach and the side airbags fail to fire properly in an accident.
Potentially faulty locking mechanism of the front and rear head restraints might mean they detach from their seats in an accident.
Toyota is also concerned that the side airbags might not fire with sufficient force in a collision. While the company says the airbags will operate properly in most cases, there is a chance that maximum protection may not be offered.
Owners of 19,075 cars built between November 2005 and August 2006 will be contacted by Toyota with the offer of free inspections and remedial work.
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