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Toyota recalls

 

For Models: Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota RAV4

Body, Interior & Misc., April 21, 2011

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One or both sensors designed to detect vehicle roll angle may fail, resulting in illumination of the airbag waring light and suspension of the roll detection system. If both sensors were to fail under certain conditions, the curtain shield airbag and seat belt pretensioner could be inadvertently activated. Inadvertent activation of airbag components can result in injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the airbag sensor assembly with a new one containing improved roll rate sensors. This recall is scheduled to begin during May 2011.

For Models: Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Tundra

Suspension & Steering, March 16, 2011

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Gulf States Toyota is recalling 1489 vehicles because the tire pressure monitoring system may not have been properly calibrated. As a result, the low tire warning light may not illuminate if one or more tires becomes underinflated. Driving on underinflated tires increases the risk of tire failure, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will recalibrate the tire pressure monitoring system to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011.

For Models: Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra

Suspension & Steering, March 4, 2011

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Due to a calibration error, the tire pressure monitoring system warning light may not illuminate to warn of incorrect tire pressure. Driving with the incorrect tire pressure can result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will re-initialize the tire pressure monitoring system to restore proper operation. Toyota has not provided a notification schedule at this time.

For Models: Lexus RX330, Lexus RX350, Lexus RX400h, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Body, Interior & Misc., February 24, 2011

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The floor carpet cover may interfere with the accelerator pedal if its forward retention clip is not installed properly. As a result, the throttle can become stuck in a partially open position, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the carpet cover with a newly designed one. No owner notification schedule has been provided at this time.

For Models: Lexus LX570, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota RAV4

Body, Interior & Misc., February 24, 2011

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The accelerator pedal can become trapped under an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. This can cause the accelerator pedal to stick in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash. At this time, the remedy plan is still under development, but will most likely involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and Toyota all-weather floor mats. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time. The Toyota recall number is 90L; the Lexus number is 90LG.

For Models: Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix

Exhaust & Emissions, December 21, 2010

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Toyota is recalling certain 2005-2008 Corolla and Matrix models because a crack may develop on a circuit board inside the engine control module (ECM). Consequences associated with this defect include: illumination of the Check Engine Light and harsh transmission shifting. The engine may not start or it could stall while driving, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the ECM and replace as necessary.

For Models: Toyota Sienna

Brakes, December 13, 2010

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Toyota is recalling certain 2011 Sienna minivans because the stop lamp switch bracket may become damaged. The proximity of the stop lamp switch bracket and the parking brake pedal may result in damage to the bracket by the operator's foot during application of the parking brake. A damaged bracket may cause the brakes to drag, resulting in brake noise, vibration, and/or illumination of the brake warning light. Braking effectiveness could also be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new stop lamp switch bracket to correct this issue.

For Models: Toyota Sienna

Body, Interior & Misc., October 12, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 1998–2010 Sienna models manufactured or registered in twenty-two Eastern and Midwestern states because of problems with the spare tire carrier and assembly cable due to road salt corrosion. This may cause the spare tire assembly cable to break and the spare tire to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota will notify owners via letter with instructions on how to remedy the problem. For a list of the affected states, call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

For Models: Toyota Avalon

Suspension & Steering, September 7, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2000–2004 Avalon models due to improper casting of the steering lock bar, which may cause the bar to crack or even break. If the bar breaks, the steering wheel will lock, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering lock device free of charge.

For Models: Toyota Sequoia

Suspension & Steering, June 11, 2010

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The center position of the steering angle sensor (SAS) may not be stored correctly due to improper logic of the skid control ECU programming. The vehicle stability control (VSC) system could activate at a low speed for a few seconds during acceleration from a stopped position. Should this occur, the vehicle may not accelerate as quickly as the driver expects, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the ECU software or replace the module as necessary. This recall began on June 11, 2010. The Toyota recall number is AOG.

 

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