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Toyota Issues Recall For Brake Booster Pump

WASHINGTON DC–A Toyota brake booster pump recall has been issued for nearly 7,200 of the following vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to replace the pumps and keep vital systems working. 2019 Toyota Prius 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2019-2020 Toyota…

One of the highlights of IMPA's 2024 Spring Brake was driving the Hyundai Ioniq5 N, a performance BEV

Performance Variety at Spring Brake

TANNERSVILLE, Penn. – There are not many days better than the one I recently spent driving a unique variety of vehicles up, down and around the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains during the annual International Motor Press Association Spring Brake 2024. Representing…

DMA Expands BrakeMaster Lineup

DMA Expands BrakeMaster Lineup

DMA has enhanced its BrakeMaster collection, introducing over 400 new SKUs for an array of vehicles, including popular models from Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Lexus, Acura, and Audi. This expansion not only broadens the BrakeMaster’s market reach but also strengthens DMA’s…

Toyota has introduced its first BEV, the compact SUV bZ4X

bZ4X: Toyota’s Password to Electric Motoring

CHATHAM, Mass. – Toyota, which brought electrification to American motorists at the turn of the century with its hybrid-electric Prius sedan; added numerous other hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and hydrogen-electric vehicles until its sales today are 25 percent electrified; has…

EBC added big brake kits for the Supra GR

EBC Adds Supra GR Big Brake Kits

NORTHAMPTON, U.K. – EBC Brakes has taken a giant leap forward in the performance braking market with the introduction of its all-new Apollo Big Brake Kits for the Toyota GR Supra, designed to deliver unparalleled stopping power and upgrade capabilities.…

Toyota recalling 500K models to fix software issue

Toyota Recall to Fix Software Issue

Source: Toyota announcement PLANO, Texas – Toyota is conducting a noncompliance safety recall involving certain Toyota Venza, Mirai, RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime, Sienna HV, Highlander HV and Lexus LS500h, LX600, NX350h and NX450h+ vehicles in the U.S. Approximately 460,000 vehicles…

Hitachi Astemo admitted two decades of quality inspection fraud

Hitachi Astemo Admits to Quality Issue

Source: Hitachi Astemo announcement and media report TOKYO – An auto-parts operation within Hitachi Ltd. yesterday admitted to more than two decades of skirting inspections and cheating on quality tests of brake and suspension systems. The company, Hitachi Astemo Ltd.,…

Toyota is recalling certain Camry sedans which might have a faulty power-brake booster

Camry Sedans Recalled for Brake Issue

Toyota put out the following announcement about a voluntary recall covering certain 2018-2019 Camry sedans which might lose power-brake assist due to a faulty vacuum pump. PLANO, Texas – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2018-2019 model year…

Toyota Hilulx recalled in Vietnam due to brake issue

Toyota Hilux Brake Recall Expands to Vietnam

PHUC YEN CITY, Vietnam – Vietnam has become the latest market undertaking the recall of Toyota Hilux pickup trucks due to a fault within the brake booster. Toyota Vietnam, the nation’s Toyota importer/distributor, will recall 1,935 of the trucks which…

Toyota Hilulx recalled in Vietnam due to brake issue

Fortuner, Hilux Brake Issue Recall in Pakistan

PakWheels.com, a Pakistani automotive Website, is reporting Toyota is recalling certain Fortuner and Hilux vehicles due to issues with the brake booster. The site’s blog reported: “Toyota Global has recalled brake booster assembly across the globe affecting a number of…

Toyota Prius

TOYOTA RECALL NEEDED, SAYS PETITION

Source: CarComplaints.com Washington, D.C. – A Toyota brake booster recall allegedly should be issued for 2010-2015 Prius and Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV), 2012-2014 Camry Hybrid and 2013-2015 Avalon Hybrid vehicles. According to a defect petition filed by a consumer,…

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Makes a Big Statement

Chatham, Mass. – The Texas license plates elicited more stares than the sheer presence projected by the white 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro which says a lot about full-size pickup trucks in today’s America. For decades, the full-size pickups were…

WRC Toyota Yaris

Rally Brake Problem will be Investigated

Source: Autosport.com Jyväskylä, Finland – Toyota World Rally Championship (WRC) team principal Tommi Makinen has promised to investigate the brake issue that affected the final day of Ott Tanak’s Rally Germany victory. The Yaris WRC has come in for criticism over…

Toyota and Lexus Cease Sales Of Some Hybrids Over Brakes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–Toyota and Lexus Australia have put sales of various hybrid models on hold over an issue related to the regenerative braking system. “At this stage the Toyota vehicles affected are Camry, Corolla Hatch, RAV4 and Prius. For Lexusthe models affected are Lexus ES and UX,” the company said in a statement. “Toyota has…

NHTSA

White House Drops Brake Reg To Prevent Runaways

WASHINGTON––The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Monday it will drop rules first proposed in 2012 that would have required automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to prevent runaway vehicles. The regulation was proposed by the National Highway Traffic…