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Recall 15V098000

Rear Wheels Lock Up And Brakes Become Damaged

Recall Details

The rear axle bearing bolts may have been tightened improperly, resulting in the rear wheels locking up unexpectedly and possible damage to the rear brake components. Dealers will inspect the rear axle bearing bolts, tightening them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear wheels may lock up unexpectedly while driving, and rear brake components may become damaged. This could cause loss of vehicle control or less effective braking, increasing risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Brakes, February 19, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 19, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
226
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V098000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 Yaris vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to January 9, 2015. The affected vehicles may have improperly tightened rear axle bearing bolts.
Consequence
The improperly tightened bolts may loosen during vehicle operation and may potentially cause the wheel to lock up or may damage the rear brake components, reducing their effectiveness. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axle bearing bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Notify
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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