Toyota to Recall Over 2.80 Lakh Units of Tundra, Tundra Hybrids and Lexus LX600; Here's Why

The Tundra (2022–2024), the Tundra Hybrid (2022–2024), the Sequoia Hybrid (2023–2024), and the Lexus LX600 (2022–2024) make up the list of Toyota vehicles impacted by the powertrain issue.

By Reetika Bhatt | on March 1, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Toyota Motors has decided to recall more than 2,80,600 SUVs and trucks due to possible power train issues. The fault can make the cars move suddenly, increasing the chance of collisions and injury. The Lexus LX600, the Sequoia Hybrid, the Tundra, and the Tundra Hybrid are among at least four car models included in the voluntary recall that was announced recently. The impacted models were manufactured between MY2022 and MY2024 and were all widely distributed throughout the United States.

According to the automaker, there might be a problem with the afflicted SUVs and trucks' powertrains. When the car is put in neutral, the issue can prevent some of the transmission's parts from disengaging right away. If something similar were to occur on a busy road, the car may either confuse other drivers, jeopardising traffic safety, or it might even get into a small- or large-scale collision. Neither the manufacturer nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) have officially released any information regarding the impacted cars' connection to any of these events or injuries as of yet.

Toyota Recall Details

Toyota Motors has announced a nationwide recall involving over 2,80,663 SUVs and trucks. The impacted vehicles may present a higher danger of collision and injuries since it is believed that there may be a powertrain issue. The brand claims that welding debris left on the ends of the rear axles may cause some bolts to gradually loosen and eventually fall off, causing another section to separate from the axle. If this happens, Toyota stated, it may damage the vehicle's stability and brake function. As mentioned before, the Tundra (2022–2024), the Tundra Hybrid (2022–2024), the Sequoia Hybrid (2023–2024), and the Lexus LX600 (2022–2024) are the vehicles that are impacted by the powertrain issue. 

Toyota Sequoia Hybrid 2023

Major dealerships sold a large number of the recalled trucks and SUVs in the US, where they were manufactured as early as 2021. Showrooms across the nation have already received notice to halt sales of the concerned vehicles in the meantime. As per the manufacturer, all trucks and SUVs with the issue will be qualified for a complimentary repair. Toyota dealers will examine the rear axle, tighten any loose nuts, and replace or repair any damaged parts at no cost. A new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) software for the transmission control will be supplied as part of the repair. Notably, the owners will be informed about the problem via the mail by late April.

Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 India Recall

About a week back, Toyota India issued a voluntary recall for the Land Cruiser LC300 luxury SUV. The firm said in a statement that the 269 Land Cruiser LC300 vehicles that are subject to the recall must be brought in so that the automatic gearbox ECU can be updated. According to the firm, models that were produced between February 12, 2021, and February 1, 2023, are affected by the recall. Owners of the luxury SUV will simply need to return their Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 to the repair centres to reprogram the vehicle's 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota has additionally disclosed that there have been no documented instances concerning the impacted component on the Land Cruiser models that were recalled. As part of the recall initiative, the company stated that its staff would get in touch with specific clients. The carmaker added that consumers can also address any issues by getting in touch with the nearest Toyota dealer.

One of the most capable SUVs in the segment, it serves as the brand's flagship vehicle. With its commanding road presence and approximately 5-metre length, the butch-looking vehicle is not much disguised by its boxy dimensions. All four wheels of the SUV are powered by a 3.3-litre V6 diesel engine with 305bhp and 700Nm of peak torque, mated to a 10-speed automated transmission. Speaking of the price, the car retails for an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.10 crore. The SUV faces off against the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the BMW X7, and other models in the Indian market in terms of market rivalry.

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