Toyota Recalls

 Toyota Recalls November 2007 to August 2012


NHTSA       Date of
ID              Notifi-                                                    Model               Number of
Number      cation        Make    Model                         Year                 Vehicles
07V-545    11-28-07     Lexus    GS, IS                         2006                34,343
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 7LC - Fuel Line, DOM: 12/04-12/05. Weld seam in fuel lines in engine compartment may develop cracks, leak fuel resulting in fire. Correct by replacing fuel lines with seamless fuel lines.

07V-579    12-18-07    Toyota    Tundra                       2007                  15,616
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 70G - Drive Shaft. DOM: 11/06-8/07. On 4-wheel drive pickup trucks, due to improper heat treatment of slip yokes that had been reworked during manufacturing process, hardness of slip yoke may be insufficient. Yoke may break causing propeller shaft to separate at joint and come into contact with road surface or fuel tank which could result inloss of vehicle control or fuel leak. Correct by inspecting slip yoke and replacing propeller shaft as necessary.

08V-162    04-10-08    Toyota    Corolla, Matrix              2003-04            539,585
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 80A - Window. DOM: 1/02-4/04. On vehicles with power windows, driver and front passenger door glass bolts may loosen and come off, causing door glass to separate from window regulator. Door glass may separate from window regulator, bind and shatter during operation of power windows, causing driver distraction and/or injury. Correct by replacing driver and front passenger door glass bolts with redesigned bolts.

08V-181    04-18-08    Toyota    Highlander Hybrid          2008                 90,189
                                               Highlander
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 80D - Seat Belt/FMVSS 208. DOM: 5/07-3/08. Vehicles with third row seat fail to meet FMVSS 208. Non-driver designated seating positions have seat belt assemblies that have feature that converts retractor from emergency locking retractor (ELR) to automatic locking retractor (ALR). Belts convert to ALR mode after webbing has been fully withdrawn from retractor. As belt is released into retractor, system remains in ALR mode so that child restraint system can be tightly secured. For two third row designated seating positions, ALR mode deactivates before webbing is fully retracted, so that it will not lock when rear-facing child restraints that have short seat belt routing path are installed. This can allow seat belt webbing to spool out during normal driving maneuvers, which could affect stability of child restraint installed at those positions and discourage use of child restraint. In crash, child may not be adequately protected resulting in injury. Correct by installing redesigned seat belt component.

08V-244    06-03-08    Toyota    Sienna                        2004-06             196,222
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 80C - Liftgate Strut. DOM: N/A. Power gas struts used to help lift and support rear power liftgate could wear out sooner than expected. As gas struts deteriorate, performance of liftgate will begin to degrade and power rear liftgate will operate more slowly than when gas struts were new. Struts may not be able to support weight of liftgate when it is open and liftgate will fall about ten inches after it reaches fully open position, at which point power motor will engage and power liftgate to fully closed position. This may cause injury to person who is struck by liftgate when it falls or closes. Correct by replacing gas struts with redesigned gas struts that have longer service life. (This action is Safety Improvement Campaign not being conducted under National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.)

09V-020    01-16-09    Lexus    GS                               2006-07               214,570
                                             IS                                2006-08
                                             LS                               2007-08
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 9LA - Fuel Rail. DOM: 1/05-9/07. Ethanol fuels with low moisture content will corrode internal surface of aluminum fuel delivery pipes (fuel rails) and engine malfunction indicator light may illuminate. Corrosion may create pinhole resulting in fuel leakage and fire. Correct by inspecting and replacing fuel delivery pipes.

09V-023    01-16-09    Toyota    Sienna                        2004                    26,501
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: 1/03-6/03. If retention clip used to secure floor carpet cover is missing, cover can interfere with operation of accelerator pedal when pedal is depressed to nearly full throttle position. Accelerator pedal can become stuck and result in vehicle crash. Correct by replacing retention clip and floor carpet cover. (This action is Safety Improvement Campaign not being conducted under National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.)

09V-031    01-29-09    Toyota    Yaris                            2006-07             134,895
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 90C - Seat Belt. DOM: 8/05-4/07. On vehicles with seat belt pretensioners and center pillar sound insulator located underneath each front seat, belt pretensioner deployment generates gas which may ignite sound insulators and result in post-collision fire. Correct by removing small urethane center pillar sound insulators (sponge) underneath driver and front passenger seat belt pretensioners.

09V-223    06-15-09    Toyota    FJ Cruiser, Yaris,            2007-09             27,080
                                              Yaris H/B
                                              Highlander                     2006, 2008-09
                                              Highlander HV
                                              Land Cruiser                   2005
                                              RAV4, Sienna, Tundra      2006-09
                                              Tacoma                          2005-09
                                  Scion     tC                                  2008-09
                                               xA, xB                            2006, 2008-09
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Label/FMVSS 110. DOM: 9/05-5/09. Vehicles did not have load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with FMVSS 110. Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in vehicle being overloaded, resulting in crash. Correct by providing new label to be installed over inaccurate label.

09V-234    06-25-09    Lexus    GX                                   2009                   2,204
                                Toyota    Sienna                             2006-09
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Label/FMVSS 110. DOM: 1/03-5/09. Vehicle capacity weight on tire and loading information label and GVWR on certification label is insufficient for vehicles. Some vehicles were accessorized through vehicle processing centers and had accessories installed that caused vehicle to exceed GVWR value. Vehicles fail to meet FMVSS 110 as GVWR is insufficient for load carrying capacity of vehicles. Correct by installing load carrying capacity modification label and correction to owner's manual.

09V-332    08-19-09    Toyota    Corolla                            2010                  1,309
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 90G - Airbag/FMVSS 208. DOM: 5/09-6/09. Vehicles fail to meet FMVSS 208 because airbag label installed on driver side sun visor can separate from surface of visor. Correct by inspecting label and replacing driver side sun visor.
 
09V-338    08-27-09    Toyota    Matrix, Corolla                 2009-10              95,705
                                 Scion     xD                                   2008-09
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 90H - Brake Vacuum Suction Port. DOM: 6/07-7/09. On vehicles with 1.8L engine driving in extremely low ambient temperatures, intake manifold suction port for brake vacuum can become blocked due to freezing of condensation resulting from positive crankcase ventilation. This could lead to increase in vehicle stopping distance and crash. Recall is limited to vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in AK, CO, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NH, NY, ND, SD, VT, WI, WY. Correct by installing redesigned intake air connector which will relocate brake system vacuum port.

09V-388    10-05-09    Lexus    ES350                              2007-10             3,800,000
                                             IS                                    2006-10
                                Toyota    Prius                               2004-10
                                              Avalon, Tacoma               2005-10
                                              Camry, Tundra                 2007-10
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 9LG/90L - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: 5/03-11/09. Accelerator pedal can get stuck in wide open position due to being trapped by unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. Stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop vehicle, resulting in crash, serious injury or death. Correct by reshaping or replacing accelerator pedal to provide additional clearance and replacing all-weather floor mat.
               
09V-444    11-18-09    Toyota    Tundra                            2000-03               110,000
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. SSC90/90M - Cross Member. DOM: 1/99-9/03. Excessive corrosion of rear cross member may cause separation of spare tire stowed under truck bed which would present road hazard that could cause crash. Also, corrosion of rear cross member could affect rear brake lines and proportioning valve resulting in diminished braking capability. Separation of spare tire and diminished brake capacity could increase risk of crash. Recall is limited to vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV, WI and DC. Correct by removing e spare tire from under vehicle until remedy can be obtained. Correct by inspecting rear cross member and related components, including brake lines, and replacing as necessary. If cross member does not need to be replaced, correct by spraying with corrosion protection compound.

10V-017    01-21-10    Toyota    Avalon                            2005-10               2,230,661
                                              Camry, Tundra                 2007-10
                                              Sequoia                           2008-10
                                              Corolla, Corolla Matrix       2009-10
                                               RAV4
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. AOA - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: 9/04-1/10. Due to manner in which friction lever interacts with sliding surface of accelerator pedal inside pedal sensor assembly, sliding surface of lever may become smooth during vehicle operation. In this condition, if condensation occurs on surface, as may occur from heater operation (without a/c) when pedal assembly is cold, friction when accelerator pedal is operated may increase, which may result in accelerator pedal becoming harder to depress, slower to return, or, in worst case, mechanically stuck in partially depressed position. accelerator pedal may become hard to depress, slow to return to idle, or, in worst case, mechanically stuck in partially depressed position, increasing risk of crash. Correct by installing reinforcement bar in accelerator pedal which will allow pedal to operate smoothly.

10V-023    01-27-10    Toyota    Highlander                      2008-10               1,126,915
                                              Corolla, Matrix, Venza       2009-10
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 90L - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: 5/03-5/10. Accelerator pedal can get stuck in wide open position due to its being trapped byunsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. This is expansion of recall 09V-388. Stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop vehicle, resulting in crash, serious injury or death. Correct by modifying or replacing accelerator pedals and by replacing any Toyota all-weather floor mat with newly designed mat. Floor surface modifications are also being considered and will be included for any model for which it is deemed appropriate. Initially, correct by reshaping accelerator pedal for repair. As replacement parts with same shape as modified pedal become available, they will be made available to dealers for repair. Customers who have had pedal reshape remedy completed will have opportunity to receive new pedal if they desire, after replacement pedals become available. For customers who do not need or want newly designed all-weather floor mat, correct by repurchasing floor mat and reimbursing its price.

10V-039    02-09-10    Lexus    HS                                   2010                      148,549
                                Toyota    Prius
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. AOB/ALA - ABS. DOM: 1/09-2/10. Customers experience inconsistent brake feel after ABS actuation during slow and steady application of brakes on rough or slick road surfaces. Stopping distances may increase compared with customer's expectation for given pedal force. crash. Correct by reprogramming ABS control unit.

10V-040    02-09-10    Toyota    Camry                             2010                            7,314
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. AOC - P/S Hose. DOM: 2/09-3/09. Length of P/S pressure hose on vehicles with 4-cylinder (2AR-FE) engine may be insufficient, such that gap between crimp on pressure hose and brake tube for left rear brake may be insufficient. Brake tube may interfere with crimp, wear and perforate with brake fluid leakage. This may impact braking performance and result in crash. Correct by replacing or adjusting brake tube.

10V-042    02-18-10    Toyota    Tacoma                            2010                            8,000
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Drive Shaft. DOM: 12/09-2/10. Propeller shaft may develop cracks during manufacturing process which can lead to separation of propeller shaft, loss of vehicle control and crash. Correct by inspecting and replacing front propeller shaft.

10V-091    03-10-10    Toyota    Tundra                            2010                                     2
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Drive Shaft. DOM: 10/09. On vehicles with four wheel drive, improper weld exists at union of propeller shaft and yoke. Due to this improper weld, this joint may separate and separated shaft may come into contact with road surface. This may result in loss of vehicle control and crash. Correct by replacing front propeller shaft.

10V-159    04-20-10    Lexus    GX460                            2010                                    9,400
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. ALB - ESC. DOM: 11/09-4/10. If vehicle is driven-sharp turn at high speed, vehicle may skid in sideways direction, roll over and crash. Correct by reprogramming vehicle stability control.

10V-160    04-20-10    Toyota    Sienna                            1998-10                           600,000
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. AOE - Spare Tire Carrier. DOM: 8/97-1/10. On vehicles currently registered in or originally sold in CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WA, DC, VA, WV, WI, On vehicles with spare tire stowed under vehicle. If vehicle is operated in cold climate regions of united states where road salt is frequently used, water splashed backwards with high concentrations of road salt can reach spare tire carrier and corrode spare tire carrier assembly cable. cable may break due to excessive corrosion and spare tire may separate from vehicle, possibly resulting in vehicle crash. Toyota will with interim letter initially instructing them to bring their vehicle to authorized dealers to inspect for corrosion. second notice will be sent when permanent remedy is available.

10V-176    04-30-10    Toyota    Sequoia                           2003                                50,000
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. AOG - ESC. DOM: 4/02-4/03. Center position of steering angle sensor may not be stored correctly due to improper logic of skid control ECU programming. Vehicle stability control system could activate at low speed for few seconds during acceleration from stopped position. Should this occur, vehicle may not accelerate as quickly as driver expects, and result in crash. Correct by reflashing ECU. If reflash cannot be completed, correct by replacing ECU.

10V-218    05-21-10    Lexus    LS460, LS460L                  2009-10                               3,800
                                             LS600H, LS600HL              2010
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Steering ECU. DOM: 8/09-5/10. Programming change of steering control ECU for variable gear ratio steering system can cause improper activation of steering system protection logic designed to protect system when larger than normal steering inputs are applied at fully turned position. Improper activation of steering system protection logic can cause steering wheel to become off-centered up to 90 degrees. This may occur after driver has fully turned steering wheel in one direction then quickly attempts to turn it back to center position. This may result in crash. Correct by replacing steering control ECU.

10V-285    06-25-10    Lexus    HS                                     2010                                   17,801
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A -Filler Tube/FMVSS 301. DOM: 1/09-6/10. Vehicles fail to meet FMVSS 301. When vehicle was rotated following crash test, amount of fuel leakage exceeded allowable limits. Fuel leakage could result in fire. Correct by installing newly designed protector component for fuel filler inlet pipe.

10V-309    07-06-10    Lexus    GS350, GS450H, LS460,        2007-08                            138,874
                                             LS460L
                                             GS460, LS600HL                   2008
                                             IS350                                  2006-08
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. ALE - Valve Spring. DOM: 8/05-8/08. Micro-foreign objects in material of valve spring may degrade strength of valve spring, causing spring to break. Engine could fail and stop suddenly while vehicle is in motion, and result in crash. Correct by repairing.

10V-345    07-29-10    Toyota    Avalon                               2000-04                              372,593
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. AOH - Steering Wheel Interlock. DOM: 4/99-12/04. Due to improper casting of steering lock bar, minute crack may develop on surface of lock bar. Such crack may expand over long period of repeated lock and unlock operations, and lock bar could break. Steering wheel would lock and driver would lose ability to steer vehicle which could and result in crash. Correct by replacing steering interlock device.

10V-346    07-29-10    Lexus    LX470                                  2003-07                                39,159
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Steering Shaft. DOM: 6/02-8/07. construction of steering shaft is such that snap ring on shaft may disengage when vehicle experiences unusually severe impact to front wheels. If snap ring becomes disengaged and steering wheel is then repeatedly turned to locked position, over time steering shaft may become disconnected. This could result in loss of steering control and crash. Correct by replacing snap ring with newly designed one and installing additional component to prevent separation of steering shaft.

10V-384    08-26-10    Toyota    Corolla, Matrix                     2005-08                             1,128,659
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Engine Control Module.DOM: 4/04-1/08. Engine control module (ecm) on vehicles with 1ZZ-FE engine and two-wheel drive may may develop crack at solder points or on varistors on circuit board. Engine warning lamp could be illuminated, harsh shifting could result, engine may not start, or engine could shut off in driving which could result in crash. Correct by inspecting and replacing ECM as necessary.

10V-499    10-21-10    Lexus    GS, IS                                   2006                                    728,544
                                             RX                                        2004-06
                                 Toyota  Avalon                                   2005-06
                                             Highlander                             2004-06
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Master Cylinder Seal. DOM: N/A. Brake fluid containing polymers is used that acts as lubricants for brake system components. If replacement brake fluid is used that does not contain such polymers, or that contains only small amounts, part of rubber seal located at rear of brake master cylinder may become dry, and seal may curl during movement of piston. If this occurs, small amount of brake fluid could slowly leak from seal into brake booster. This could lead to change in brake pedal feel, degradation in braking performance and crash. Correct by replacing seal.

10V-620    12-13-10    Toyota    Sienna                                  2011                                    94,126
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. AOP - Brake Stop Lamp Switch. DOM: 12/09-11/10. Brake stop lamp switch is mounted on small bracket welded on left side of service brake pedal support assembly. Due to its proximity to parking brake pedal, stop lamp switch bracket could be damaged by operator's foot during parking brake application. This could result in brake drag with associated brake noise, vibration, and/or illumination of brake warning light. Braking effectiveness could be reduced and result in crash. Correct by replacing bracket assembly.

11V-029    01-26-11    Lexus      GS                         2006-07                                               244,779
                                               IS                          2006-09
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A- Fuel Pressure Sensor. DOM: 1/05-2/09. Due to insufficient tightening of fuel pressure sensor connected to engine fuel delivery pipe with nickel phosphorus plating, pressure sensor could loosen. Fuel could leak past gasket used in connection between sensor and pipe and through threaded portion of sensor. Fuel leakage could result in fire. Correct by inspecting and tightening fuel pressure sensor with proper torque. If fuel leak is confirmed, correct by replacing gasket and tightening sensor with proper torque.
 
11V-112    02-24-11    Lexus     RX330, RX350,          2004-07                                              769,379
                                              RX400H   
                                 Toyota    Highlander Hybrid     2004-06
                                               Highlander   
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOA/BLC - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: 2/03-8/06. If forward retention clip used to secure floor carpet cover, which is located in front of center console, is not installed properly cover may lean toward accelerator pedal and interfere with accelerator pedal arm. Accelerator pedal may temporarily become stuck in partially depressed position rather than return to idle position. This may result in unintended and sustained vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop, resulting in crash. Correct by replacing floor carpet cover with newly designed one.

11V-113    02-24-11    Lexus      LX570                         2008-11                                          1,363,244
                                 Toyota    4Runner                      2003-09
                                               RAV4    2006-10
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 9LG - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: N/A. Accelerator pedal can get stuck in wide open position when being trapped by unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. This may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop vehicle, which could cause crash, serious injury or death. Correct by modifying or replacing accelerator pedals and by replacing any Toyota all-weather floor mat with newly designed mat. This recall is expansion of recalls 09V-388 and 10V-023.

11V-115    02-24-11    Lexus    GS300, GS350                2006-07                                                19,647
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BLB - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: 1/05-8/06. Plastic pad embedded into floor carpet may interfere with operation of accelerator pedal which could become stuck in partially depressed position rather than return to idle position. This may result in unintended and sustained vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop, resulting in crash. Correct by modifying plastic pad on floor carpet.

11V-148    03-04-11    Toyota    FJ Cruiser, Tundra,        2008-11                                                 22,000
                                              Land Cruiser,   
                                              Sequoia, Tacoma   
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOB - Tire Pressure Monitor/FMVSS 138. DOM: 7/07-3/11. Vehicles fail to meet FMVSS 138. When factory-installed wheels and tires were replaced with Toyota authorized accessory wheels and LT tires prior to sale, tire pressure monitoring systems were not re-calibrated correctly and do not start illuminating low tire pressure warning telltale at required minimum activation pressure. This could lead to tire failure and crash. For all vehicles except FJ Cruiser, correct by re-calibrating TPMS and installing updated tire and loading information label For FJ Cruiser, correct by replacing TPMS ECU.

11V-245    04-21-11    Toyota   Highlander Hybrid,           2008                                                   307,848
                                              Highlander   
                                              RAV4                               2007-08
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOE-B1E - Airbag. DOM: 11/06-1/08. Side curtain airbag system has two sensors which are designed to detect vehicle roll angle. If one of these sensors malfunctions, airbag warning light (malfunction indicator light: mil) will illuminate and roll detection system will be suspended; however, airbag remains available in side crash. If both sensors fail nearly simultaneously after initial airbag system check, airbag and seat belt pretensioner could be inadvertently activated, causing injury to vehicle occupant. Correct by replacing airbag sensor assembly with one containing improved roll rate sensors.

11V-254    04-26-11    Toyota    Tundra                             2011                                                    50,939
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOF - Drive Shaft. DOM: 9/10-3/11. Due to improper casting of slip yokes, slip yoke may break, causing propeller shaft to separate at joint and come into contact with road surface. Driver could experience loss of power and vehicle control, resulting in crash. Correct by inspecting and replacing propeller shaft as necessary.
 
11V-304    06-01-11    Toyota    Prius                                2001-03                                                 52,377
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOG - Steering Linkage. DOM: 1/00-5/03. Steering linkage may loosen, resulting in reduced electric steering assistance when making left turn. Loss of power steering, particularly when operator is actively intending to steer vehicle, may result in crash. Correct by replacing nuts in steering linkage.

11V-306    06-01-11    Toyota    Sienna, Venza                    2011                                                           50
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOH - Drive Shaft. DOM: 3/11. Front right drive shaft may break due to insufficient heat treatment. Vehicle may lose power without prior warning, resulting in crash. Correct by inspecting and replacing drive shaft as necessary.
 
11V-342    06-29-11    Lexus      RX400H                             2006-07                                                82,273
                                 Toyota    Highlander Hybrid               2006
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOJ/BLD- Hybrid Inverter. DOM: 2/05-8/06. Intelligent Power Module inside hybrid inverter may contain inadequately soldered transistors that during high-load driving, may be damaged by heat caused by large current. Various warning lamps, including malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on instrument panel. Vehicle may enter fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits drivability of vehicle. Hybrid system may shut down while vehicle is being driven, causing vehicle to stall unexpectedly, resulting in crash. Correct by inspecting hybrid inverter production number and replacing Intelligent Power Module as necessary.

11V-377    07-26-11    Lexus    RX350                                  2011                                                         32
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BLF - Brake Actuator. DOM: 8/10-5/11. Calibration for hydraulic control valves is incorrect. Due to this condition, right front wheel may not be controlled properly during ABS (antilock brake system) or VSC (vehicle stability control) actuation. This could result in increased stopping distances and/or failure to adequately correct vehicle slide, which could result in crash. Correct by replacing brake actuator.

11V-539    11-09-11    Lexus    ES330, RX330                        2004-05                                              420,326
                                             RX400h                                 2006
                                Toyota    Avalon                                  2004
                                              Camry, Camry Solara              2004-05
                                               Highlander, Sienna
                                               Highlander Hybrid                  2006
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BOM/BLJ - Crankshaft Pulley. DOM: 6/04-3/11. Vehicles with 1MZ-FE or 3MZ-FE engine. Amount of adhesive agent applied between outer ring and torsional rubber damper (inner ring) in crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If adhesive is insufficient, outer ring may become misaligned and not properly rotate with inner ring, causing noise and/or illumination of battery discharge indicator light. Belt for power steering pump may become detached from pulley which could result in loss of power steering and sudden increase in steering effort, increasing risk of crash. Correct by checking crankshaft pulley and replacing as necessary.

11V-560    11-30-11    Toyota    Sienna                                 2011-12                                              210,000
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. BON - Label/FMVSS 110. DOM: N/A. Vehicles fails to meet FMVSS 110 requirement for displaying correct vehicle capacity weight as rated load for combination of cargo and occupants. Incorrect information on vehicle placard may lead to tire overloading and cause tire failure and crash. Correct by mailing out corrected placard along with revised owner manual information.

12V-029    02-01-12    Toyota    RAV4                                    2011                                                        427
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. COA - Airbag. DOM: 11/11-12/11. In side curtain airbags, propellant with incorrect specification was used for initiator assembled in airbag inflator. Inflator may not perform properly, causing one or both side curtain airbags to not deploy. Airbags may not deploy in crash and will not be able to properly protect occupant, increasing risk of injuries. Correct by checking VIN to identify side curtain assemblies and replacing assemblies as necessary.

12V-091    03-07-12    Toyota    Camry                                  2009                                                  186,798
                                               Venza                                  2009-11
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. COE - Stop Light Switch. DOM: 7/08-1/11. During assembly of contact-type stop lamp switch, silicone grease may have come in contact with surface of switch which could cause contact resistance. Warning lamps could illuminate, no start condition could result, shift lever may not shift from ‘park’ position, or vehicle’s brake lights could become inoperative. Inoperative brake lights would not warn other drivers that vehicle is slowing or stopping and result in crash. Correct by replacing stop lamp switch.

12V-092    03-07-12    Toyota    Tacoma                                2005-09                                              495,470
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. COB - Airbag. DOM: 9/04-8/08. Over time, steering wheel vibration may damage spiral cable assembly (clockspring) that powers driver’s airbag module. If damage occurs, airbag warning lamp will illuminate and airbag may become deactivated. Driver’s airbag may not deploy, resulting in personal injury. Correct by replacing spiral cable assembly.

12V-221    05-16-12    Lexus    GS350                                    2013                                                          663
Brief Description of Defect   
Mfg. Campaign No. CLD - Steering Control ECU. DOM: 12/11-2/12. Steering control electronic control unit (ECU) programming for variable gear ratio steering (VGRS) system could cause steering wheel to become off-centered when restarting immediately after vehicle is parked with steering wheel turned. If this occurs, driver may not realize that steering wheel is off-centered when pulling from parked position, vehicle could maneuver in unexpected direction, resulting in crash. Correct by updating VGRS system software.

12V-255    06-05-12    Scion    FR-S                                      2013                                                          1,156
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Owner’s Manual/FMVSS 208. DOM: 3/12-5/12. Owner’s manual contains inaccurate description of operation of front passenger occupant classification system. Other portions of owner’s manual, describing airbag system, require clarification. Vehicles fail to meet FMVSS 208. If user reads and follows inaccurate owner’s manual information, this could result in injury to front passenger seat occupant in crash. Correct by mailing inserts for owner’s manuals.

12V-305    06-29-12    Lexus    RX350, RX450h                       2010                                                        154,036
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. 9LG - Accelerator Pedal. DOM: 11/08-9/10. Accelerator pedal can get stuck in wide open position due to being trapped by unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. This may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop vehicle, which could cause crash, serious injury or death. Correct by modifying or replacing accelerator pedal and replacing any OEM driver's floor mat not specified for vehicle.

12V-373    08-02-12    Lexus     HS 250 Hybrid                        2010                                                        780,584
                                Toyota    RAV4                                     2006-11
Brief Description of Defect
Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Tie Rod. DOM: 10/05-8/10. If nuts for adjusting rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust, leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of rear tie rod will cause abrupt change in vehicle's alignment which could cause loss of vehicle control and crash. Correct by inspecting rear tie-rod nut for looseness, replacing any loose tie-rod and by affixing instructions in multiple places to prevent improper servicing.