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21Jul
toyota_msToyota recalls certain model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid vehicles

Toyota recalls certain model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid vehicles

Automotive World – July 21, 2017

Toyota recalls certain model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid vehicles

Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving 671 Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid vehicles in the U.S. Among these 671 vehicles, up to 42 are potentially equipped with a misassembled front drive shaft.
The front drive shaft assembly in the involved vehicles may have been misassembled. This could cause vehicle vibration and certain components in the drive shaft assembly to separate, resulting in a loss of propulsion while driving and the transmission not holding the vehicle when shifted into the Park position. A loss of propulsion while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the driver exits the vehicle without applying the parking brake, the vehicle could roll away with the transmission in Park, increasing the risk of a crash…

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2Jun
toyota_msToyota recalls 36,000 Tacoma pickups for stalling risk

Toyota recalls 36,000 Tacoma pickups for stalling risk

Fox News – June 2, 2017


Toyota recalls 36,000 Tacoma pickups for stalling risk

Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning.
The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks — 32,000 — are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica.
The company says an engine crankshaft timing rotor may have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating, which could cause the crank position sensor to malfunction.
If the sensor malfunctions, the vehicle may run roughly, misfire or stall.
Toyota Motor Corp. won’t say if there have been any reports of injuries or accidents related to the defect…

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25May
toyota_msModel year 2013-2017 Toyota Tundras and Sequoias recalled

Model year 2013-2017 Toyota Tundras and Sequoias recalled

Consumer Affairs – May 25, 2017


Model year 2013-2017 Toyota Tundras and Sequoias recalled

Southeast Toyota Distributors (SET) is recalling 1,325 model year 2013-2017 Toyota Tundras and Sequoias accessorized with Southeast Toyota accessory 20-inch Rockstar wheels.  The Rockstar wheels, installed by SET or an SET dealer, has lugnuts that may crack and detach causing the wheels to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash…

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16May
toyota_ms2016-2017 Toyota 4Runner: Recall Alert

2016-2017 Toyota 4Runner: Recall Alert

Cars.com – May 16, 2017


2016-2017 Toyota 4Runner: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,000 model-year 2016-17 Toyota 4Runner SUVs equipped with the TForce accessory package

The Problem: The fasteners for the aftermarket roof rack may have been improperly tightened, which may cause them to loosen and detach, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and tighten the roof rack fasteners, as necessary, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Gulf States Toyota will begin notifying owners June 1. Owners can call Gulf States at 800-444-1074, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…

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27Apr
toyota_msToyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

CNN Money – April 27, 2017


Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

The company said Thursday that the recall applies to certain 2016 and 2017 Tacoma trucks.
The issue is that the vehicles’ rear differential — or a set of gears that sends power out to the rear wheels — could leak oil.
“If a vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the rear differential could become damaged, which can result in noise and reduced propulsion,” Toyota said in a statement. “In some cases the rear differential could seize, resulting in a loss of control of the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.”…

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30Mar
toyota_msToyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

CNBC – March 30, 2017


Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota Motor on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators.

Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars, Mitsubishi Motors and truck maker Hino Motors also recalled a total of about 240,000 vehicles in the domestic market over inflators made by Takata which can explode after prolonged exposure to hot conditions.

At least 16 deaths have been linked to exploding Takata inflators, mainly in the United States, prompting the auto industry’s biggest-ever global recall…

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23Feb
toyota_msToyota Mirais Update: Vehicle Called Back Due To Software Bug

Toyota Mirais Update: Vehicle Called Back Due To Software Bug

Auto World News – February 23, 2017


Toyota Mirais Update: Vehicle Called Back Due To Software Bug

Toyota has called back all the Toyota Mirai cars due to a software bug. Cars from all around the world were recalled by the automaker.

It is a very tedious task to recall all the sold car of a model. However, Toyota managed to do so without such problem.

Toyota Mirai sold all around the world has been called back by the company. To be precise, 2,840 vehicles were called back. This is because it was a niche vehicle and not a lot of the model was sold.

The issues were noticed in the car’s powertrain. In certain situation, it malfunctions. To cite an example, after driving on a long descent under cruise control if the accelerator is jammed, it will boost the fuel cell’s convertor to give out much higher voltage than the maximum allowed. In this situation, the fuel cell system will stop running and the warning light comes on, reported CNET…

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16Feb
toyota_msToyota calls back all the Mirais for software bug

Toyota calls back all the Mirais for software bug

CNET Road Show – February 16 2017


Toyota calls back all the Mirais for software bug

Recalling a whole run of cars can get complicated and expensive, but Toyota’s latest recall manages to do that without raising a massive ruckus.

Toyota has called back every single Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle sold around the world. That may seem like a ton, but bear in mind it’s a niche vehicle utilizing an infrastructure that isn’t fully fleshed out. Thus, only about 2,840 vehicles are affected.

It should be noted that, in the US, it’s not an official recall, but a “customer satisfaction campaign,” which has actions and methodologies similar to a recall…

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