Toyota announced yet another major recall today. Several Toyota models are involved (Highlander, Lexus, Avalon, and more) and so far the total number of vehicles impacted by the recall is estimated by the company at 1.53 million. Around 740,000 of these Toyota products are on the road right now here in the United States.
The impacted Toyota models are:
2004 Highlander (non-hybrid)
2005 Highlander (non-hybrid)
2006 Highlander (non-hybrid)
2006 Lexus IS250
2006 Lexus IS350
2006 Lexus GS300
2004 Lexus RX330
2005 Lexus RX330
2006 Lexus RX330
Apparently, some of these cars can experience a little leak of their brake fluid from their brake master cylinder which can mess with the ability of drivers to brake (read that STOP) their cars.
If you drive a Toyota, then please check with your local dealer to insure your car is safe to drive. Don’t procrastinate here, it’s not wise to drive a recalled car on the road. As always, any needed repairs due to the recall are at no cost to you.
It’s on Toyota’s dime – you’ve just got to get your Lexus, or Highlander, or Avalon, into the dealership so they can do their repair(s).