Urgent recall for almost 24,000 Toyota HiLux utes and Fortuner SUVs over faulty brakes
- Toyota has issued an urgent recall for 23,957 cars over fears of faulty brakes
- Recall includes Diesel HiLux and Fortuner cars from June to December 2018
- Toyota Australia said they will contact the owners of the impacted vehicles
Toyota Australia has issued an urgent recall for 23,957 cars over fears they have faulty brakes.
The safety recall includes Diesel HiLux and Fortuner vehicles produced between June and December 2018.
Toyota said the strength of the resin piston within the brake booster could degrade due to improper moulding conditions during production.
There are worries this could leave the vehicles with faulty brakes.
The safety recall includes Diesel HiLux and Fortuner (pictured) vehicles produced between June and December 2018
‘If this were to occur, repeated operation of the brake pedal may cause the piston to break, potentially causing loss of braking assist and therefore increasing the vehicle stopping distance,’ Toyota said in a statement.
Toyota dealers will inspect the impacted cars and will replace the brake booster assembly if needed.
The service will be free and Toyota estimates replacing the brake booster will take about three hours.
Toyota Australia will contact the impacted owners about the recall by text, email and/or mail to their last known address.
Owners with further questions are encouraged to contact their local Toyota Dealer or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366.
A list of impacted vehicles and their 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number can be viewed here.
Thousands of Diesel HiLux’s are being recalled by Toyota due to fears they have faulty brakes