Toyota Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Faulty EPB

PLANO, Texas – Toyota has agreed to recall certain model-year 2022 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup trucks and Lexus NX 250 and NX 350 sport-utility vehicles which may have faulty electronic parking brakes (EPB).

The recall population covers 83,725 trucks and SUVs which have, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-661, the skid-control electronic control unit of the EPB might “may falsely detect an overcurrent condition of the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Actuator and enter a failsafe mode, which illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), displays a multi-information display (MID) message ‘Parking Brake Malfunction, Visit Your Dealer,’ and prevents the EPB from being engaged or disengaged.”

The NHTSA safety report indicates the safety risk as: “If the EPB cannot be engaged, the EPB MIL and MID warnings are ignored, and the vehicle is parked on a grade without being placed into ‘Park,’ the vehicle could rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash.”

There were no reports of any crashes within the NHTSA report.

The remedy is recalibration of the skid-control ECU by a Toyota/Lexus franchised dealer technician.

Dealers were scheduled to be notified of the recall beginning Sept. 1st and owners are scheduled to be notified between Oct. 17th and Oct. 31st.

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.