Toyota Hilux Brake Recall Expands to Vietnam

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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 were produced between June and December 2018  which it imported from Thailand.

According to a post on VinExpress International, “The company said the problem has occurred due to a degrading of the resin piston within the brake booster due to improper molding.

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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,” it said in a statement.

The Vietnamese recall joins other recalls of the Toyota Hilux in other global markets including Europe and Pakistan. Toyota Japan initiated the recall campaign on December 3rd, 2020.

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Toyota Vietnam will coordinate the recall with its dealers. The recall, according to the VinExpress story, will last three years.

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.