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30Nov
toyota_msModel year 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrids recalled

Model year 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrids recalled

Consumer Affairs – November 30, 2017

Model year 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrids recalled

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 39,915 model year 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrids.
The hybrid battery contains an Electric Vehicle (EV) fuse that may fracture after repeated high-load driving conditions such as climbing long hills.
The failed fuse may cause the hybrid system to shut down resulting in the loss of power.
Loss of power while driving at higher speeds can increase the risk of a crash…

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16Nov
toyota_msToyota announced two separate recalls for the C-HR and Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota announced two separate recalls for the C-HR and Prius Plug-in Hybrid

New York Daily Times  – November 16, 2017

Toyota announced two separate recalls for the C-HR and Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota issued two recalls this week for the 2018 C-HR and 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrids thanks to faulty equipment.
Some 2018 C-HR vehicles may be affected by a faulty electronic parking brake. In these vehicles, the electronic parking brake can fail to disengage or engage, putting it in noncompliance with federal safety standards.
Approximately 28,600 model year 2018 C-HRs are affected. No injuries or accidents have been reported by Toyota in relation to this recall…

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19Oct
toyota_msToyota Recall Hits Sienna Minivans

Toyota Recall Hits Sienna Minivans

AutoWeek – October 19, 2017

Toyota Recall Hits Sienna Minivans

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 310,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. to fix shift levers that could move out of park, perhaps causing the vehicle to roll away.

The recall affects 2005-07, 2009 and 2010 Siennas, the automaker’s North American unit said Wednesday in a statement.
“Grease inside the shift lever assembly could transfer to other internal components,” causing them to malfunction, Toyota said. The problem may cause the shift lever to slip out of park without the brake being pressed. This could cause the vehicle to roll away and may lead to a crash…

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12Sep
toyota_msToyota recalls SUVs with defective roof accessories

Toyota recalls SUVs with defective roof accessories

Recall Masters -September 12, 2017

Toyota recalls SUVs with defective roof accessories

Gulf States Toyota, the second-largest distributor of Toyota vehicles worldwide, has recalled more than 1,100 sport utility vehicles possibly equipped with defective roof rail accessories, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2017 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models with production dates ranging from Nov. 16, 2016 to July 19, 2017. The car company suspects 100 percent of the vehicles referenced in the recall contain the defective part.
The Defect
The models named in the recall are equipped with roof rail cross bars with fasteners that were not tightened properly during the installation process, which took place at GST headquarters. Consequently, the fasteners could become loose during operation, possibly leading to complete cross-bar detachment. This poses a serious safety risk to owners. However, the GST has yet to receive reports detailing instances of detachment or linking the defective accessory to accidents or injuries…

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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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