Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS), today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving certain 2009 Camry and 2009 to certain 2011 Venza vehicles to replace the stop lamp switch. Approximately 70,500 Camry and 116,000 Venza vehicles are covered by this recall.
During installation of the contact-type stop lamp switch on one of the North American assembly lines, silicon grease may have reached the inside of the switch and caused an increase in electrical resistance. If this occurs, warning lamps on the instrument panel may be illuminated, the vehicle may not start, or the shift lever may not shift from the “Park” position. In some cases, the vehicle stop lamps may become inoperative.
Toyota is currently obtaining the necessary replacement parts. Once the replacement parts have been produced, we will send a notification by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with an authorized Toyota dealer to replace the stop lamp switch at no charge. The repair will take approximately 30 minutes depending upon the dealer’s work schedule.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced on April 21, 2011 that it intends to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving certain 2007 through 2008 model year RAV4 and certain 2008 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles sold in the United States to replace the airbag sensor assembly. There are approximately 214,000 RAV4 vehicles and approximately 94,000 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles covered by this Safety Recall.
In the roll sensing curtain shield airbag system of the subject vehicles, there are two sensors in the airbag sensor assembly which are designed to detect vehicle roll angle. If one of these sensors malfunctions, the airbag warning light (malfunction indicator light) will illuminate and the roll detection system will be suspended; however, the airbag remains available in the event of a side collision. If both sensors fail nearly simultaneously after initial airbag system check, the seat belt pretensioner and the curtain shield airbag could be inadvertently activated.
February 24, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 20,000 2006 and early 2007 Model Year GS 300 and GS 350 All-Wheel Drive vehicles to modify the shape of the plastic pad embedded in the driver’s side floor carpet.
In the event that the floor carpet around the accelerator pedal is not properly replaced in the correct position after a service operation, there is a possibility that the plastic pad embedded into the floor carpet may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal. If this occurs, the accelerator pedal may become temporarily stuck in a partially depressed position rather than returning to the idle position. (Read Full Story)
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 245,000 2006 through 2007 Lexus GS300/350, 2006 through early 2009 Lexus IS250, and 2006 through early 2008 Lexus IS350 vehicles sold in the U.S. to inspect the fuel pressure sensor installation. Read More
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced on December that it will conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 94,000 2011 Model Year Sienna vehicles produced before early November 2010 to replace the stop lamp (brake light) switch bracket.
Due to the proximity of the stop lamp switch bracket to the parking brake pedal when the parking brake is fully applied, the stop lamp switch bracket could, in limited circumstances, be deformed by the driver’s foot during parking brake operation. Read More
Toyota Motor Corporation announced it will repair 378,000 Prius vehicles in the United States from model years 2004-2007 to correct a possible water-pump condition that could cause coolant to overheat resulting in reduced power output.
“The water pump is part of a system designed to cool the hybrid powertrain components and is separate from the engine cooling system,” said John Hanson, Toyota Motor Sales National Manager of Environmental, Quality and Safety Communications. “A fault in the water pump can cause air bubbles to build up and disrupt the flow of coolant, which can lead to overheating.”
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Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., on October 20, 2010 announced that it will conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 740,000 – 2005 through 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006 Highlander (non Hybrid) and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 vehicles sold in the United States to address the possibility that a small amount of the brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp.
This action follows an announcement made by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan on October 21, 2010 (Japan). Read More
Toyota announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 1.13 million 2005-2008 Model Year Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles sold in the United States to address some Engine Control Modules (ECM) that may have been improperly manufactured. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved in this recall. Read Full Story
On vehicles equipped with the 1ZZ-FE engine and two-wheel drive, there is a possibility that a crack may develop at certain solder points or on the electronic component used to protect circuits against excessive voltage (varistor), on the ECM’s circuit board. In most cases, if a crack occurs at certain solder points or on certain varistors, the check engine may illuminate, harsh shifting could result, or the engine may not start. In limited instances, if cracking occurs on particular solder points or varistors, the engine could stop while the vehicle is being driven.
Toyota announced on July 28, 2010 another recall for specific Toyota Avalon vehicles. The recall is not gaining the national headlines of past recalls so the news media must be considering this old news.
Toyota Avalon customers in the year affected by this recall should contact their local Toyota dealer. If owners of Avalon’s would like to send a local :Toyota dealer a recall service question, they can use the form on this website. Read Full Story: Toyota Avalon Recall
Toyota announced on April 16, 2010 that it will launch a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 600,000 first- and second-generation Sienna 2WD minivans sold in the United States to address potential corrosion in the spare tire carrier cable.
This is the second time this month that Toyota has issued either a recall or a halt in sales to autos in their product line. Just as it seemed that Toyota recall news was fading, Toyota is front and center back in the news.
March Toyota sale numbers were up over 40% due to strong promotional advertising and low financing rates but if the bad news continues, will consumers continue supporting the brand based on price alone?
The current recall affecting Toyota minivans may appear on certain 1998 through 2010 model year Sienna’s that have been operated in cold climate areas with high road salt use.
Continued prolonged exposure to road salts may cause excessive corrosion of the carrier cable in some of these vehicles. In the worst case, the carrier cable may fail and the spare tire could become separated from the vehicle, a road hazard for following vehicles that increases the likelihood of a crash.
Toyota is currently working to develop a remedy for this condition. Until this remedy is developed, customers will receive an interim notice instructing them to bring their vehicle to a dealership for a preliminary inspection.
Read the full story: Toyota Minivan Recall.
If you own a Sienna, add your comments here: Toyota Sienna Forum
According to a CNN/Money story posted to on their website, the 2010 Lexus GX 460 received a “Do Not Buy – Safety Risk” rating by a popular consumer advocate magazine. According to the article, this is a rare rating given out and thus a significant statement to the public.
This news comes at a time when Toyota has experienced a rebound in sales and the recall “news” has been very quiet on national news bureaus.
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A recent survey from PCG Digital Marketing was confirmed from actual sales data from Toyota. Toyota sale offers and incentives made March a banner month for the battered automaker.
It looks like Toyota strategy to launch the deepest incentives and discounts in its company history has worked to get US car buyers to open their wallets and get past their recall fears. We had predicted last month that our channel checks were reporting that the sales incentives were drawing consumes into Toyota dealer showrooms.
In a recent press release, Toyota reported March sales results of 186,863 units, an increase of 35.3 percent over the same period last year, on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2010, compared to 25 selling days in March 2009, Toyota car sales were up 40.7 percent for the month, compared to the same period last year.
To read more on this story, visit: Toyota March Sales Soar
For some dealers even with their expanded service hours, appointments are booked solid for 2-3 weeks.
If you are a Toyota owner and have not yet scheduled your recall service appointment, we can route your service request to a local Toyota dealer by completing the form below.
When will Toyota get a break from all their recent bad news.
It doesn’t look like any time soon with the February 14th announcement that 2010 Toyota Tacoma trucks have a problem with a component that can lead to the separation of the drive shaft.
To read more about the story, visit: Toyota Tacoma Recall
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Toyota released another press release today recalling over 400,000 2010 Toyota Prius vehicles as well as certain Lexus HS 250h models.
““We’re committed to doing everything we can – as fast as we can – to restore consumer trust in Toyota, and these recalls are part of this effort,” said Jim Lentz, President and Chief Operating Officer, Toyota Motor Sales. “We regret the inconvenience this recall will cause to Prius and HS 250h owners, and will do our best with the support of our dealers to make sure that it is conducted in the most trouble-free manner possible.”
We first covered this story six weeks ago and posted a question to Prius owners about reported problems with the braking system. Read Full Story
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As more information is provided by Toyota, we will update this website. You can also check for Toyota updates on: http://www.toyota.com/recall. If you are a Toyota car owner, it is important that you make sure that the address on file for your car’s VIN# has your updated contact information. If that information is incorrect, a recall letter can not be sent to your home.
Only authorized Toyota dealers can perform the recall service that is needed for the accelerator pedal recall. The Toyota technicians at a local Toyota dealership have the proper training to perform the needed adjustments to the pedal so please be forewarned.
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Click on the photo below to see the news story that brought to light the potential problems involved in the accelerator pedal and floor mat recall. The Toyota segment was shown on many ABC news shows including Good Morning America and the ABC Nightly News.