Toyota recalls nearly 261,000 vehicles for braking problem

DETROIT: The adept car manufacturer Toyota Motor Corp is recalling nearly 261,114 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles in the US because several safety features, including anti-lock brakes and stability control, could result in system’s failure.

The company recalls its vehicles from model-years 2012 and 2013, mainly because, an electrical component in the brake actuator, which seeks to adjust fluid pressure in wheel-cylinders, may lead to increased resistance, according to reports obtained from US National Highway Traffic Safety administration.

The move taken by the company is in accordance to safety measures and traffic regulations. This step would probably reduce risk of a crash, as the safety of traction control system would become inoperative. Moreover, the Toyota officials could not immediately respond for further comments.

According to the NHTSA documents, the vehicles affected in the recall include 100,052 of the Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks and 54,010 of the Lexus RX350 crossover vehicles, both from 2012 and 2013 models, as well as 107,052 vehicles of the Toyota RAV4 SUVs from 2012 model year.

Furthermore, the NHTSA documents said that not all of the recalled vehicles were sold in America. However, Most Lexus and Toyota dealers would be updating the software for the ‘skid control electronic unit’ completely free of charge.

Last week, Toyota recalled at least 1.9 million of the ‘Prius’ third-generation cars, due to a programming glitch in their hybrid system.

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