THERE is uncertainty among Deeside Toyota workers today after the company announced a recall of more than 180,000 vehicles in the UK.

The world's biggest car maker said 180,865 vehicles in Britain might be affected by defective accelerator pedals, and it was contacting owners to arrange repairs.

It has also issued a video (below) outlining the recall process.

Toyota, which employs 500 people in Flintshire, confirmed it could lose about £1.23bn in recall costs and lost sales.

Last month the Leader reported workers were bracing themselves for compulsory redundancies after the Japanese firm announced a "surplus" of 750 posts across the UK.

Toyota has warned that accelerator pedals on seven models may get stuck, recalling 1.8 million cars across Europe and millions more in the US and Japan.

In the UK, seven models are affected: the iQ, Aygo, Yaris, Auris, Corolla, Avensis and Verso.

Toyota said anyone who had suffered a problem with their accelerator pedal should contact the company and warned drivers not to get the problem fixed independently.

The first batches of parts to make the repair will arrive in the UK next week, with the first repairs due to take place on February 10. Owners can get up-to-date information on the recall at

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Toyota GB Director Jon Williams gives a message of reassurance to customers and outlines how Toyota will manage the recall of customer's vehicles.