Reduced Effectiveness of the Parking Brake
Brakes, March 3, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
Reduced effectiveness may be encountered from the parking brake system. The vehicle could roll if parked on a slope and the transmission is not placed in "park," increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The parking brake cable lock may not have been tightened correctly; it may loosen and come off, which will reduce the effectiveness of the parking brake. This could allow the vehicle to roll if the transmission is not placed into "park" when the vehicle is parked on a slope. Dealers will inspect and tighten the parking brake pedal cable lock nut to the proper specification. This recall began on March 3, 2005. The Toyota recall number is 50C.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
March 3, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL CABLE LOCK NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION. IN THIS CONDITION, THE LOCK NUT MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF, WHICH WILL REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARKING BRAKE.
THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT PLACED INTO THE "PARK" POSITION AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A SLOPE, THUS RAISING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL CABLE LOCK NUT TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 50C.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration