New Toyota Tundra is once again being recalled, this time for a possible parking brake failure. This will be the fourth recall for the full-sized pickup truck ever since its latest iteration debuted in mid 2021. In addition to new Tundra, the Lexus NX 250, and Lexus NX 350 are also being recalled, making a total of 83,725 examples of these vehicles. Out of these, 64,330 are Tundra units.
According to information, the skid control ECU that’s part of the brake actuator assembly can falsely detect too much current going to the electronic parking brake actuator. The system then enters a fail-safe mode that prevents the driver from engaging or disengaging the parking brake. If this happens, the multi-information display shows the warning: “Parking Brake Malfunction, Visit Your Dealer.”
Not having a functional parking brake is in violation of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard in USA, so Toyota has to repair them. In order to fix the problem, Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control ECU. The company will notify affected owners by October 31.
The affected Toyota Tundras have production dates from November 2, 2021, through August 23, 2022. The Lexus NX250s are from May 28, 2021 to August 22, 2022 while the NX350 have an assembly period from April 8, 2021, to August 22, 2022.
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