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Recall 16V775000

Brake Fluid Level Warning Light Does Not Operate

Recall Details

The brake fluid level sensor may not be connected to its wiring harness, preventing the sensor from alerting the driver that the brake fluid level is low. Dealers will inspect and as necessary connect the wiring harness to the sensor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The warning that alerts the driver that the brake fluid is low may not work properly. This could result in operation of the vehicle with low brake fluid, which can decrease braking performance and result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Brakes, October 24, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 24, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,056
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V775000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Highlander vehicles manufactured May 26, 2016, to September 16, 2016. The brake fluid level sensor may not be connected to the wire harness, preventing the sensor from detecting the brake fluid level. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
If the brake fluid level is low and is not detected, the braking performance may be decreased, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, connect the wire harness to the sensor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this G03.
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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