Non-Functioning AEB Sensor Causes Toyota C-HR Recall

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PLANO, Texas — Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing has agreed to recall certain model-year 2021 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossovers (CUV) to correct non-functioning radar sensors and cameras which provide data for the vehicles’ pre-collision warning system.

An estimated less than one percent of the affected 36,558 C-HRs produced between June 12, 2020 – July 26, 2021, did not have their millimeter-wave radar sensors properly initiated prior to installation.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-107 the sensors in question facilitate driver-assist systems (ADAS) like the Pre-Collision System (PCS).

The agency summed up the situation and safety risk with, “In this condition, the PCS would not be able to detect a vehicle in front of the subject vehicle and would not provide warnings or braking assist, as designed, in certain driving situations that would otherwise result in a PCS activation. In addition, the vehicle would not display a message or indicator to the driver that PCS is not functional. An inoperative PCS, without a PCS malfunction indicator to the driver, may increase the risk of a crash in certain driving situations.”

The remedy is simple: Toyota dealers will inspect the radar sensor and, if necessary, properly initialize the radar sensor, free of charge.

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Franchised dealers were contacted in February about the recall and owners are scheduled to be contacted by first-class mail no later than April 25th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.