Toyota recalls vehicles over risk of brake failure

Plano, TX   – December 5, 2021 – Toyota (NYSE:TM) is recalling 227,490 vehicles that may “suddenly” lose power brake assistance. This may increase the stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.  

This recall affects the following vehicles:  

  • 2018 Toyota Camry  
  • 2019 Toyota Camry  

Recall summary  

These Toyota Camry cars have a vacuum pump which supplies vacuum to the brake booster. In vehicles affected by this recall, certain parts inside the pump may wear out prematurely. As a result, the pump will fail to generate sufficient vacuum, causing a loss of brake assistance performance.  

A faulty vacuum pump will not prevent the vehicle from stopping, although doing this will require much more effort from the driver.

The component in question is the vacuum pump with part number 2930025010. 

Recall risks

A sudden reduction in brake performance may prevent the driver from stopping in time, which increases the risk of a crash and injury.  

Warning signs

The driver may notice the brake pedal becoming harder to press when braking frequently and may also receive “an audible and visual warning” about the problem.

Other Toyota recalls 

There was a 2018 Toyota Camry recall in November of last year because of a faulty fuel pump. The recall also included the 2019 model-year, as well as over 60 other models. That recall was an expansion of a January 2019 Toyota Camry recall caused by the same issue.

In September of this year, there was a Toyota recall over vacuum pumps that may fail to operate as a result of a software issue

The repair

Dealers will rectify the problem by inspecting the vacuum pump and replacing it if necessary. Notifications about the repair will be sent to vehicle owners between December 16, 2021 and January 16, 2022.  All repairs will be conducted for free.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This large-scale Toyota recall includes more than 220,000 vehicles. To do a Toyota recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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