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Toyota Highlander Recall Lawsuit

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 40,000 Highlander sports utility vehicles from model year 2020 over a potential defect in the start-stop system which could cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash and severe bodily injuries.
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Update: Toyota Highlander Recalled for Airbag Defect

Toyota is recalling Highlander and Highlander hybrid vehicles from model year 2020 which were sold with incorrect seat trim covers that could prevent airbags from properly deploying during a crash. “Incorrect seat trim covers on one or both of the front seats can prevent the seat-mounted side airbag from deploying properly,” NHTSA said. “Improper deployment of the seat-mounted side airbag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.” This recall began in December 2020.

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What’s the Problem?

The problem stems from a potential defect in the 2020 Highlander’s engine control unit (ECU) software, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Toyota claims the software is specific to the Highlander and isn’t found on any other models from either Toyota or Lexus.

This recall affects all Toyota Highlanders manufactured from June 24, 2019, to March 4, 2020, NHTSA said. Of the 40,000 vehicles affected, about 15,000 have not been sold and are sitting on dealer lots. These Highlanders will not be sold until the problem is fixed, according to the NHTSA.

Toyota is contacting owners and dealers will flash the vehicles’ ECU, fixing the problem free of charge. This recall began on April 24, 2020.

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