Toyota’s Recall Could Render Brakes Nearly Inoperable

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Toyota’s latest recall impacts Toyota and Lexus vehicles. According to the firm, impacted vehicles come with brake booster pumps that could fail.

Toyota is recalling 6,900 units of the 2019 Toyota Prius hatchbacks as well as the RAV4 Hybrid SUVs, the 2019 and 2010 Toyota Prius Prime hatchbacks, the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid sedans, the 2019 Lexus UX 250h SUVs, ES 300h, LS 500 and LS 500h sedans, and LC 500 coupes.

The firm says that during manufacturing, the firm failed to produce brake’s booster pumps properly and they may stop operating. This could cause the vehicle stability control to fail. In other cases, this may lead to longer stopping distances, or additional features may suffer as well.

Toyota reported that dealers will replace all brake booster pumps for free.

Impacted car owners should receive a recall report in the mail in mid-September. Until then, owners who are worried about their safety should call Toyota directly for more details.

A Brake-Related Recall Can Be Dangerous

Many recalls impact vehicles in a way that could lead to accidents. In a case like this Toyota recall, car owners could be exposed to serious injuries if they do not act fast.

Making sure your car is up to date and well-maintained is essential if you put safety first. Unfortunately, many recalled car owners fail to fix their vehicles. That’s both because drivers ignore recalls and because automakers sometimes fail to reach to all car owners when they launch recalls.

That’s why it’s important to update your contact information with the manufacturer. Register your vehicle and make sure the automaker has your latest contact information.

If you’re concerned your vehicle may have other open recalls, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and plug in your vehicle’s information to learn more.

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