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458,000 Toyota, Lexus Vehicles Recalled for Stability Control Software

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A major recall of roughly 458,000 vehicles, Toyota’s first sizable safety missive since November, is for a software error regarding its vehicle stability control system that also affects vehicles in its luxury Lexus division.

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Affected vehicles in the Toyota lineup include model-year 2020-22 Highlander Hybrid SUVs; model-year 2021-22 Mirai fuel-cell sedans, RAV4 Prime and Venza SUVs, and Sienna minivans; and model-year 2022 RAV4 Hybrid SUVs. Lexus models include model-year 2021-22 LS 500h sedans and model-year 2022 LX 600, NX 350h and NX 450h Plus SUVs.

The issue stems from the skid control electronic control unit software, which may not turn on the vehicle stability control system when the vehicle is restarted after the driver has disabled the VSC system, increasing the risk of a crash.

To resolve the issue, dealers will update the software of the skid control ECU for free. Owners will be notified by mid-June. For further information, owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331, Lexus at 800-255-3987, or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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