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 vehicles in different regions. Toyota Japan initiated the recall campaign on December 3rd, 2020.”
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According to the company’s official statement regarding the recall the site quoted:
“𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑣𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑠 [Hilulx, Fortuner], 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑛 𝑝𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑑𝑒𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑑𝑢𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑑𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛,”
“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.”
“𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑣𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑠, 𝑇𝑜𝑦𝑜𝑡𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑓 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒, 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑒.”
“As this is a global recall by Toyota and as Toyota Indus imports parts for local assembly of vehicles [Hilux, Fortuner], certain brake boosters are also automatically affected by this recall which might have been installed already.
“Toyota Indus has started a service campaign and at this time its more of a cautionary message to the affected vehicle owners. As per Toyota Indus, the replacement parts are being imported at this time, and as soon as it arrives, the vehicle owners will be reached out for inspection and replacement. As this is a recall, the part will be replaced free of cost, regardless of your vehicle’s warranty status.”
Owners of Hilux vehicles built between July 16, 2018 and Oct. 8, 2019 and Fortuner vehicles produced between Aug. 8, 2018 and Feb. 21, 2019 should drive cautiously, paying close attention to the braking action.
Should any abnormalities be noticed, the owners are advised to immediately contact their dealer.