Toyota recalls 466,000 units over rust and brake pedal issues

Article by Christian A., on May 25, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. has issued recalls for 466,000 vehicles around the world due to rust corrosion and brake pedal issues. The recall covers around 460,500 vehicles in North America -- 10,500 2013 Lexus GS sedans in the United States and Canada; and 450,000 2004-2011 Sienna minivans in colder climate salt belt regions.

The Siennas may experience rust corrosion in the spare tire assembly cable, no thanks to defective water splash protectors that could result from protectors’ placement or the protectors becoming loose.

The corrosion is a result of high concentrations of road salt, which may reach the spare tire assembly cable when the splash protectors fail. Some of the units were also covered by a recall in April 2010, which fix included the addition of a water splash protector and an anti-rust agent.

Toyota spokesman John Hanson said the Japanese carmaker has yet to decide when it would inform the owners of affected Siennas about the recall. Toyota is also recalling he GS units due to a brake system that may incorrectly detect the brake pedal force.

The issue is traced to a manufacturing error at Toyota’s Tahara site in Japan. The carmaker said that when the system incorrectly detects brake pedal force, the Lexus GS sedan may slow without warning with brake lamps failing to illuminate.

Hanson said Toyota will inform owners of the affected Lexus GS of the recall in June. Hanson noted that there have been no accidents or injuries tied with the recalls.

Topics: toyota, recall

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Automobili Lamborghini’s preparations for the production of its first ever sports utility vehicle, the new Lamborghini Urus, has reached new grounds as the Italian carmaker is disclosing plans to construct...
by - May 26, 2017
The upscale version of the GMC Yukon body-on-frame sport utility vehicle – the GMC Yukon Denali – has been refreshed for the 2018 model year. It now sports a new...
by - May 26, 2017
The largest gathering of Volkswagen and Audi cars in Europe is underway, and the German premium carmaker is displaying the third model of its G-Tron range at the 2017 Worthersee...
by - May 26, 2017
Have you been wondering how much you have to produce to acquire a 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift? Wonder no more, as Mercedes-Benz has already divulged the pricing – at least...
by - May 26, 2017
Following the M3’s new facelift earlier this year, BMW is once again bringing something fresh to the table. In its newest offering, a cheaper version of the high performance sedan...
by - May 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries