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Recall roundup: Lexus RX, Toyota Tacoma and RAV4 for braking problems

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Recall roundup: Lexus RX, Toyota Tacoma and RAV4 for braking problems

The Japanese based automaker has recently announced a recall for the RX crossovers and for the Tacoma and RAV4, because of a problem with the vehicles’ brakes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 261,114 units of the Lexus RX 350, the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota RAV4 will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the brakes solved. The NHTSA says that the electrical component within the actuator, which is adjusting the fluid pressure for the brakes, may experience an increased resistance.

The result of this would be the illumination of various warning lights in the dashboard, like the ones of the ABS, traction control or stability. If this happens the systems could become inoperative and they will increase the risk of a crash. The company is currently in the process of notifying owners of these vehicles and the dealerships will update the software for the electronic control unit. For more details, owners of the 2012 and 2013 Lexus RX 350, 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and 2012 Toyota RAV5 should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331, Lexus at 1-800-255-3987 or the NHSTA at 1-888-327-4236.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, February 17th, 2014 - filed under Lexus, News, Safety, Toyota. Image credit: .
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