Toyota Highlander & Lexus Recall: Models List?

Looks like yet another Toyota recall on the heels of the 10 million vehicles Toyota has already pulled from the field in the last year. Toyota is recalling 1.53 million vehicles worldwide, including 740,000 vehicles in the United States, that could leak brake fluid and cause stopping power to “gradually decline.” It's the latest 2010 recall.

Toyota will recall 17,481 cars in the UK, 30,000 in Australia and 600,000 in Japan. It was also recalling 50,000 autos in Europe, 60,000 in China, and 50,000 in other Asian nations.
I heard the Lexus and the Highlander are affected by this recall.

Can anyone point me to the models list of Toyota cars being recalled?

asked by Malcolm in Car Makes | 3761 views | 10-21-2010 at 06:02 PM

Toyota has recalled more than 11 million vehicles in the past year to address problems ranging from sticky throttle-pedal assemblies and floor mats than can trap pedals to problems with steering and stalling engines.

In the US, the latest 2010 recall will include the 2005-2006 Avalon, 2004-2006 non-hybrid Highlander, Lexus RX330 and the 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250 and IS350 vehicles.

Toyota said the problem was that brake fluid used during maintenance might not contain the same amount of polymers as “Toyota genuine brake fluid,” and that could allow a seal to dry out, causing a small leak. That leakage would cause the brake warning light to illuminate.

The announcement came less than two months after a recall in Canada and the United States of 1.3 million Corolla and Matrix cars carrying defective engine control modules that could cause the vehicles to stall.

Once the industry quality benchmark, Toyota has recalled more vehicles in the U.S. than any competitor has over the last year. Earlier this year, Toyota paid a $16.4-million fine as a result of what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration argued was a failure to report the problems to government regulators in a timely manner.

answered by Timely | 10-21-2010 at 06:04 PM

I think it’s safe to say, this has been a lousy year for Toyota. The image of Toyota as virtually bulletproof has taken a few hits lately. Many of the problems Toyota is addressing with all these recalls are serious and, in some cases, life-threatening.

Toyota is going to survive but the brand has been severely affected.

answered by Past | 10-22-2010 at 04:09 AM

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