6,000 2017-2018 Toyota and Lexus Vehicles: Recall Alert


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,000 model-year 2018 Toyota Camry sedans and Highlander SUVs; model-year 2017 Toyota Sienna minivans and Tacoma pickup trucks; and model-year 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUVs

The Problem: A component in the vacuum pump assembly may have been manufactured incorrectly, which could lead to the illumination of a warning light, a warning message, an audible tone and result in the sudden loss of braking assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the vacuum pump with a new one for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota, which also manufactures Lexus-brand vehicles, will begin notifying owners by first-class mail by late May. Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331, Lexus at 800-255-3987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Toyota Camry; Toyora Highlander; Toyota Sienna; Toyota Tacoma; Lexus RX 350

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