Toyota has been having a tough year with recalls. Everyone remembers the involuntary acceleration problems from early in the year, and in August more vehicles were recalled for problems with engines stalling. Now Toyota is notifying the owners of more than 740,000 vehicles in the United States that they need to bring in their vehicles to fix a problem which could degrade braking performance over time. In the majority of models, the issue is tied to the master cylinder, which could slowly leak brake fluid over time.
The following US models could be affected:
- Toyota Avalon (2005-2006)
- Toyota Highlander (non-hybrid, 2004-2006)
- Lexus RX330 (2004-2006)
- Lexus GS300 (2006)
- Lexus IS250 (2006)
- Lexus IS350 (2006)
If need be, check with the buy here pay here car lot through whom you financed your vehicle if you are unsure whether or not it is affected. Toyota is, of course, correcting this problem free of charge. They have been taking pains to really increase their quality-control guidelines and response time to such safety issues.