TORONTO, Ontario, December 13, 2018 – The safety recalls involve certain 2018-2019 Model Year Tacomas and 2008-2019 Model Year Lexus LX vehicles in Canada.
Lexus LX Recall
Approximately 4,789 vehicles are involved in this recall. The front passenger occupant classification system has a seatbelt tension sensor that could malfunction over time, could cause the airbag warning light and the passenger airbag “OFF” indicator to illuminate. In addition, the front passenger airbag, knee airbag, and the passenger seat-mounted side airbag may be deactivated. If these airbags are deactivated, there is an increased risk of injury to the occupant in the event of a crash.
Toyota is currently developing a remedy and will notify owners by mid-February 2019.
Approximately 2,603 vehicles are involved in this recall. Due to improper manufacturing processes by a part supplier, a seal in certain brake master cylinders may become damaged over time and leak brake fluid internally. The brake pedal feel could change, and front brake performance could be suddenly reduced. This could result in increased vehicle stopping distance and may increase the risk of a crash.
For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the brake master cylinder with a new brake master cylinder that is not affected by this condition at no cost to customers. Known owners of all involved vehicles will receive direct notification by first-class mail.
Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota and Lexus vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.ca/recall or lexus.ca/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8(1-888-869-6828) or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987).
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Consultant, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
Manager, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.