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05/09/18 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain 2018 toyota camry and highlander vehicles, 2017 toyota sienna and tacoma vehicles and 2017 lexus rx350 vehicles. during the manufacturing process, the oil galley in the rotor for the brake booster vacuum pump assembly may have been improperly machined possibly resulting in a sudden loss of brake assist.

A sudden loss of braking assist can increase the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake booster vacuum pump, free of charge. the recall began on may 9, 2018. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, or lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. toyota's numbers for this recall are j0k/jld.

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.
11/17/14 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 toyota avalon, camry, sienna, and highlander and model year 2015 lexus rx350 vehicles. fuel may leak from the one of the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace any of the suspect fuel delivery pipes free of charge. the recall began november 17, 2014. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
03/28/14 Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 toyota tacoma and lexus rx350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 toyota rav4 vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. an electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the vehicle stability control (vsc) system, antilock brake system (abs), and traction control system.

If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and toyota and lexus dealers will update the software for the skid control electronic control unit, free of charge. the recall began on march 28, 2014. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
11/04/13 Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 highlander hybrid vehicles manufactured february 16, 2005, through july 29, 2010; and model year 2006-2008 lexus rx400h vehicles manufactured february 23, 2005, through december 2, 2008. the intelligent power module (ipm) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. if this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. it is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ipm free of charge. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331. vehicles that had their ipm replaced under recall 11v-342 are not affected by this campaign.

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.
12/31/11 Engine Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004 avalon vehicles; 2004 and 2005 camry, camry solara, highlander, and sienna vehicles, 2006 highlander hybrid; 2004 and 2005 lexus es330 and rx330; and 2006 lexus rx400h vehicles manufactured from june 1, 2004 through march 31, 2005, equipped with the 1mz-fe or 3mz-fe engine. the amount of adhesive agent applied between the outer ring and the torsional rubber damper (inner ring) in the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. if the adhesive is insufficient, there is a possibility that the outer ring may become misaligned and it may not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing noise and/or illumination of the battery discharge indicator light.

In some cases, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley which could result in a loss of power steering and a sudden increase in steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will check the crankshaft pulley to identify whether it was produced by the u.s. supplier. if so, the dealer will replace the pulley with a new one at no charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during early january 2012. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
05/04/16 Brakes and Traction Control Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 toyota rav4 vehicles manufactured october 30, 2015, to february 3, 2016, 2016 lexus rx350 vehicles manufactured october 26, 2015, to february 8, 2016, and 2016 lexus es350 vehicles manufactured september 1, 2015, to february 29, 2016. these vehicles are equipped with an abs actuator that may have a damaged o-ring which could result in improper brake fluid pressure control during abs, traction control, or stability control activation. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 126, "electronic stability control systems."

Insufficient brake fluid pressure may cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 4, 2016, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is g0i, glc.

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.
03/28/14 Brakes and Traction Control Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 toyota tacoma and lexus rx350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 toyota rav4 vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. an electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the vehicle stability control (vsc) system, antilock brake system (abs), and traction control system.

If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and toyota and lexus dealers will update the software for the skid control electronic control unit, free of charge. the recall began on march 28, 2014. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
09/08/11 Brakes and Traction Control Toyota is recalling certain model year 2011 lexus rx350 passenger cars manufactured from august 30, 2010, through may 18, 2011, and equipped with vehicle dynamics integrated management (vdim). the calibration for the hydraulic control valves is incorrect. due to this condition, there is a possibility that the right front wheel may not be controlled properly during abs (antilock brake system) or vsc (vehicle stability control) actuation.

This could result in increased stopping distances and/or a failure to adequately correct a vehicle slide, which could increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Dealers will replace the brake actuator with a new one, free of charge. the safety recall began on september 8, 2011. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
03/30/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain 2016 toyota prius and lexus rx 350, rx 350 f sport, rx 450h f sport and rx 450h vehicles and 2015-2016 lexus nx 200t, nx turbo and nx 300h vehicles. the air bag pressure sensors and/or the acceleration sensors may fail causing the side/curtain shield air bags and/or the front air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash.

If the air bags fail to deploy in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensors as necessary based on their serial numbers, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 12, 2018. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's numbers for this recall are jla, j0f.

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.
03/07/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 lexus rx350 and rx450h vehicles manufactured november 16, 2015, to december 23, 2015. due to an improper weld, the gas needed to inflate the driver's knee air bag may escape from the inflator.

A defective inflator may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the knee air bag assembly, free of charge. the recall began march 7, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is gla.

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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08/03/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota is recalling certain model year 2010 lexus rx350 and rx450h vehicles, manufactured from november 28, 2008, through september 1, 2010, and model year 2008 through 2011 toyota land cruiser vehicles manufactured from september 1, 2007, through september 5, 2011. in july 2012, toyota filed a defect report to recall certain model year 2010 lexus rx350 and rx450h vehicles. in november 2012, toyota informed the agency that it was including an additional 10,565 vehicles including certain model year 2008 through 2011 toyota land cruiser vehicles. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 164,601. the accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.

A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Toyota and lexus will notify owners of affected vehicles and dealers will modify or replace the accelerator pedal and replace any driver's floor mat not specified for the vehicle. owners of the lexus vehicles were notified during august 2012. toyota has not yet provided a notification schedule for the additional land cruiser vehicles. owners may contact toyota customer experience center at 1-800-331-4331 or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

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.
01/05/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 highlander hybrid and lexus rx400h passenger cars manufactured from february 16, 2005, through august 30, 2006. a module inside the inverter module may contain inadequately soldered transistors that during high-load driving, may be damaged by heat caused by the large current. if this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. it is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota/lexus mailed an interim owner notification on july 19, 2011 to advise owners of this recall and the fact that they will receive a future notice when parts become available to complete repairs. toyota dealers will inspect the hybrid inverter production number to determine whether the inverter contains suspect transistors and replace the module free of charge. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
05/06/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 highlander, highlander hybrid, and model year 2004-2007 lexus rx330, rx350, and rx400h vehicles. if the forward retention clip used to secure the floor carpet cover, which is located in front of the center console, is not installed properly the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal and interfere with the accelerator pedal arm.

If this occurs, the accelerator pedal may temporarily become stuck in a partially depressed position rather than return to the idle position. a stuck accelerator pedal may result in unintended and sustained vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Dealers will replace the floor carpet cover with a newly designed one free or charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during march 2011. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota safety recall boa lexus safety recall no. blc.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/24/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility and hybrid vehicles, the two retaining clips for the driver's side forward center console can become loose. if both clips separate from the floor carpet cover, the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal, causing interference with the accelerator pedal rod.

This condition may interfere with the accelerator pedal returning to the idle position increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the two floor carpet cover retaining clips free of charge. the recall began on july 24, 2006, and should be completed by early september 2006. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Toyota recall no. 60f and lexus recall no. 6ld.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/20/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain passenger vehicles may be equipped with an improperly designed brake light switch. a silicon oxide build-up occurs on the contacts inside the brake light switch, which can make it inoperable.

If the switch is inoperable, the brake lights will not illuminate and can increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the brake light switch. the recall began during december 2004. owners should contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota recall no. ssc 40/lexus recall no. ssc 4lh.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
02/03/06 Other Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages." the anchor bolt for the rear, left-hand side seat belt buckle directly behind the driver's seat does not have sufficient strength.

The rear seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace free of charge the rear, left-hand side seat belt buckle anchor bolt with an improved one. the recall began on february 3, 2006. owners may contact lexus at 800-255-3987.

Lexus recall no. 6la.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Lexus RX Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.