recalls about 295,000 vehicles globally for electrical fault
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[February 15, 2014]
DETROIT (Reuters) — Toyota Motor Corp
is recalling about 295,000 Lexus and Toyota brand vehicles globally,
mostly in the United States, because various safety systems
including stability control and anti-lock brakes could become
It is recalling vehicles from model years 2012 and 2013 because an
electrical component in the brake actuator, which adjusts fluid
pressure in each wheel cylinder, may experience increased
resistance, according to documents filed with the U.S. National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
That could lead to reduced vehicle control and an increased risk of
a crash as various safety systems, including traction control,
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the
issue, said a Toyota spokesman.
Of the total recalled, 261,114 were sold in the United States. The
rest were exported to other markets, a spokeswoman for the company
The affected vehicles globally include about 57,000 of the Lexus
RX350 crossover vehicles and about 109,000 of the Toyota Tacoma
pickup trucks, both from model years 2012 and 2013, she said.
In addition, about 129,000 of the Toyota RAV4 SUVs from model year
2012 are affected, she said.
In the United states, those numbers were 54,010 RX350 crossovers,
100,052 Tacoma trucks and 107,052 RAV4 SUVs, according to the NHTSA
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Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the skid
control electronic unit free of charge, according to the NHTSA
Earlier this week, Toyota recalled all 1.9 million of the
third-generation Prius cars sold worldwide due to a programming
glitch in their hybrid system.
(Reporting by Ben Klayman; editing by
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