Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled to Replace Load Labels
Toyota is recalling nearly 650 vehicles that may have incorrect load carrying capacity labels that can be found in the driver’s door jamb.
The label shows the amount of reduced carrying capacity caused by any vehicle modifications.
Recalled are the following Toyota and Lexus vehicles and the number of recalled models.
2017 Toyota Sienna – 1
2017 Toyota Tacoma – 34
2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner – 24
2017-2018 Toyota Tundra – 543
2018 Toyota Highlander – 2
2018 Toyota RAV4 – 3
2018 Lexus GX 460 – 40
The automaker blames the label problem on a software programming error in the accessory weight calculation, meaning the labels fail to meet federal safety standards…
Toyota Recalling Nearly 40,000 Prius Hybrids [Video]
Toyota is recalling almost 40,000 of its popular plug-in Prius Hybrids from model years 2012 to 2015 due to a design issue.
The defect in question stems from the potential for the car’s hybrid battery, to overheat if placed under significant stress.
This might include driving with heavy loads or up steep hills for a long time.
If this happens, warning lights could turn on in the instrument panel, or in more severe conditions, the car may experience loss of power or total shutdown of the hybrid system.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified of the recall in mid-January, and can bring them to local Toyota dealers to replace old fuses with new and improved products…
Toyota 4Runners Recalled Due to Grill Overlay Issue
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, recently issued a recall for 431 Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicles from model years 2015 to 2018, citing concerns over the front grille of the vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall revolves around billet grille overlay kits sold by Southeast Toyota Distributors with U-nuts that can fracture, potentially leading the overlay to detach from the grille itself and potentially lead to a road hazard for following traffic. That, in turn, can increase the risk of crashes and injuries…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…