TORONTO, ON., November 3, 2015 – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 3,137 Model Year 2013-2015 Toyota Avalon and Lexus ES350 and Lexus ES300h sedans. 


In the involved vehicles, under certain situations, the PCS (Pre-Collision System) could interpret a steel joint or plate in the road as an object that triggers PCS activation.  If this occurs, the system warning buzzer sounds and the brakes may be automatically applied. Unexpected braking could increase the risk of a crash.


Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a notification by first class mail. For all involved vehicles, the PCS function will be disabled as an interim remedy. As the permanent remedy, Toyota dealers will replace PCS components with improved ones.


Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota and Lexus vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting or 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).