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Recall 14V054000

Vehicle Directional Control Systems May Not Function as Expected

Brakes, February 12, 2014
Affected Cars

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Our Quick Take:

The Antilock Brake System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and Traction Control (TC) systems may not function as expected and associated warning lights would be illuminated.

What Should You Do?

As of February 14, 2014, Toyota has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely fashion and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Summary:

The brake system contains an actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure to the brake at each wheel. An electrical component inside the actuator may experience an increased electrical resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system. As a result, these systems may not function as expected, reducing directional control assistance and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the software for the Skid Control module to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 12, 2014

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V054000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected: 261,114

Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.

Consequence: If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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