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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.
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.