Toyota Highlander Airbag Recall
The NHTSA announced in December 2020 that Toyota is recalling the 2020 Highlander and Highlander hybrid vehicles which were sold with incorrect seat trim covers that could prevent the seat-mounted side airbag from deploying properly in the event of a crash. Improper deployment of the airbag increases the risk of injury or death, NHTSA said.
Toyota is notifying owners and dealers will inspect the front seats and replace the seat trim covers as necessary, free of charge. Toyota's number for this recall is 20TB14 / 20TA14.
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Toyota Fuel Pump Recall
Toyota is recalling some of its most popular cars and SUVs for a potential defect that could cause the fuel pump to fail during use, increasing the risk of a crash and severe bodily injury, including death. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects the following vehicles:
- 2018-2019 Toyota 4Runner
- 2018-2019 Toyota Highlander
- 2018-2019 Toyota Camry
- 2018-2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
- 2018-2019 Toyota Sequoia
- 2018-2019 Toyota Sienna
- 2018-2019 Toyota Tacoma
- 2018-2019 Toyota Tundra
- 2019 Toyota Avalon
- 2019 Toyota Corolla
- 2018-2019 Lexus RC 300
- 2018-2019 Lexus RC 350
- 2018-2019 Lexus GS 350
- 2018-2019 Lexus GX 460
- 2018-2019 Lexus IS 300
- 2018-2019 Lexus LC 500
- 2018-2019 Lexus LS 500
- 2018-2019 Lexus LX 570
- 2018-2019 Lexus RX 350
- 2019 Lexus NX 300
- 2019 Lexus ES 350
- 2019 Lexus GS 200T
The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank of the recalled Toyota and Lexus vehicles may fail, NHTSA said. If this occurs, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota is still working on a remedy for this problem and will notify owners when it becomes available. The automaker issued owners an interim notification on Feb. 17, 2020.
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Toyota Highlander Recall
Toyota is recalling about 40,000 Highlander SUVs 2020 over a potential defect in the engine control unit (ECU) software which could cause the vehicles to stall, increasing the risk of a crash and severe injury or death. The recall began on April 24, 2020, and affects all Toyota Highlanders manufactured from June 24, 2019, to March 4, 2020. Toyota is notifying owners and dealers will fix the problem for free by flashing the recalled Highlanders' ECU.
Do I Have a Toyota Recall Lawsuit?
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