BREAKING | Almost 24,000 Toyota’s recalled over safety fears

Toyota Australia has issued a major safety recall for nearly 24,000 of its popular Hilux and Fortuner vehicles.

According to the car maker, 23,957 Diesel HiLux and Fortuner vehicles made between June 2018 and December 2018 are affected.

“Within the brake booster of involved vehicles, the strength of the resin piston could degrade due to improper moulding conditions during production,” the recall notice says.


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“If this were to occur, repeated operation of the brake pedal may cause the piston to break, potentially causing loss of braking assist and therefore increasing the vehicle stopping distance.”

Toyota Australia said they will contact all owners of affected vehicles via SMS, email or mail.

“For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will inspect the vehicle and if applicable, replace the brake booster assembly free of charge,” they said.

The replacement is expected to take approximately 3 hours. However, depending upon the Dealer’s work schedule, it may be necessary for the owner to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.

For further details on this recall, click here.