Toyota Tacomas & Land Cruisers Part of Safety Recall

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Two recalls include 2018-2019 Tacos, 2008-2019 LCs & 2008-2019 Lexus LX 570s.

The safety recalls involve certain 2018-2019 Model Year Tacomas, 2008-2019 Model Year Land Cruisers and 2008-2019 Model Year Lexus LX 570 vehicles in the United States.

Land Cruiser & LX 570 Recall

Approximately 89,700 vehicles are involved in this recall. The front passenger occupant classification system has a seatbelt tension sensor that could malfunction over time and could cause the airbag warning light and the passenger airbag “OFF” indicator to illuminate. 

Land Cruiser shown in Blue Onyx Pearl

In addition, the front passenger airbag, knee airbag, and the passenger seat-mounted side airbag may be deactivated. If these airbags are deactivated, there is an increased risk of injury to the occupant in the event of a crash.

Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will notify owners by mid-February 2019.

Tacoma Recall

Approximately 44,000 vehicles are involved in this recall. Due to improper manufacturing processes by a part supplier, a seal in certain brake master cylinders may become damaged over time and leak brake fluid internally. The brake pedal feel could change, and front brake performance could be suddenly reduced. This could result in increased vehicle stopping distance and may increase the risk of a crash.

For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the brake master cylinder with a new brake master cylinder that is not affected by this condition at no cost to customers. Owners of all involved vehicles will receive direct notification by first-class mail starting in late January.

For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota vehicles, you can check your vehicle’s status online here and entering the VIN or license plate information. Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site. Recall support is also available by calling
Toyota Customer Service at (800) 331-4331.

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