Toyota recalls 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX350 vehicles and Rav4 vehicles for problems with the brake actuator

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.

As a consequence, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge

261,114  are potentially affected by the recall.

thomas W. said
1686 days ago
I had an accident on March 3, 2014. I believe it would have been prevented if brakes hadn't locked

thomas W. said
1686 days ago

Carol M. said
1258 days ago
My actuator completely failed in my 2004 GS 300. The entire brake system failed. Even the emergency brake did not work. Luckily I was pulling into where I live and bumped my car into the curb to stop it. Had this happened on the busy intersections near my home I could have been in a very deadly accident. All the lights came on in my dash and an alarm noise started. That was the only warning I got right before they failed. Lexus gave me no satisfaction stating they had no recalls for this on my car and I could pay the dealer a huge amount of money to replace as see if they would submit a claim to Lexus. I opted for the still extremely expensive 3,200 option from my very trust worthy mechanic. I have read numerous stories like this on the Lexus owners website for models other then those listed on the recall.

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