Toyota, Lexus Recall Several Models for Brake Assist Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota is recalling approximately 6,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address a possible issue with their braking assist.

The recall involves certain model year 2017 Toyota Sienna, Tacoma, and Lexus RX350 vehicles, along with 2018 Camry and Highlander vehicles. According to the Japanese automaker, the involved vehicles are equipped with a vacuum pump assembly that provides braking assist. What’s causing the issue is a component in the vacuum pump assembly that may have been manufactured incorrectly.

As a result, the condition could lead to the illumination of a warning light, a warning message, an audible tone, and result in the sudden loss of braking assist. This could increase the risk of a crash.

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For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the vacuum pump with a new unit at no cost. All affected owners will be notified via first class mail by late May.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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