Toyota Recalls Nearly 300,000 Vehicles Due to Transmission Issue

Toyota is recalling nearly 300,000 pickup trucks and SUVs due to a transmission issue. The problem reportedly involves power potentially being transmitted to the wheels when the vehicle is shifted to neutral. According to the Japanese automaker, a simple software update is expected to resolve the problem that poses a potential safety risk.

The 2023–2024 Sequoia, the 2022–2024 Lexus LX 600, and the 2022–2024 Toyota Tundra and Tundra Hybrid are all covered by the recall. All of these vehicles have an Aisin AW 10-speed automatic gearbox, which may have an issue causing the forward gear to not disengage as soon as the driver shifts into neutral. According to Toyota, under some situations, it can “allow the vehicle to inadvertently creep forward at a low speed.” It says that dealers will provide a software update to fix the problem where necessary.

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While the above recall is related to the North American market Toyotas, the Japanese automaker has also announced a recall for the Land Cruiser 300 in India over a faulty ECU software glitch. Although it hasn’t specified details related to the problem, it is believed to be something similar to the case with the North American market Toyotas.

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A total of 269 SUVs were affected in India, manufactured between 12 February 2021 to 1 February 2023. Toyota says that the issue is with the automatic gearbox’s ECU software. Toyota will update the software for free for customers with the affected vehicles while customers can continue using their Land Cruisers till the fix is sorted. According to Toyota, the dealers will get in touch with customers directly.

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