Do you drive a Toyota Kluger Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid, LandCruiser 300 or Mirai? If you do, your ride may be included in a safety recall of around 26,000 vehicles by Toyota.
Toyota has issued a press release that identifies an issue with certain vehicles’ stability control system software. A software error may prevent the Vehicle Stability Control system (VSC) from defaulting to the ‘on’ status.
This can happen if the VSC is manually turned off and the brake pedal is continuously operated between the vehicle shutting down and being restarted. If this happens and the VSC doesn’t return to the default ‘on’ setting at the next ignition cycle, the vehicle is non-compliant with Australian Design Rules (ADR) 88/00.
To fix this potential problem, Toyota has stated they will update the Skid Control Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for all involved vehicles. This will of course be free of charge to vehicle owners. It only takes around an hour to update the ECU’s software but may take longer, depending on your local dealer’s work schedule.
Which vehicles are affected?
The models in Australia involved in the Toyota safety recall include:
- AXAH52 – Various VIN numbers from 01-12-2021
- AXAH54 – Various VIN numbers from 01-12-2021
- Land Cruiser 300
- FJA300 – Various VIN numbers from 16-07-2021
- AXUH78 – Various VIN numbers from 05-03-2021
- JPD20 – Various VIN numbers from 02-08-2021
More details on VIN numbers and models can be viewed here. Toyota says they will notify owners by SMS, email and/or mail so if your contact details are not up to date, now is a great time to update this with Toyota so you don’t miss out on any future communications.
What to do
You can continue to drive your vehicle however, you will need to contact your local Toyota dealership to arrange the fix. Owners with questions or concerns should contact their local or preferred Toyota Dealer or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 342 273 (Mon – Fr 8:00 am – 6:00 pm AET). Make sure to write down your VIN number as you will need to quote it.