Toyota issues urgent Hilux recall over braking issue

UK models manufactured between June 2018 and October 2019 affected

Toyota issues urgent Hilux recall over braking issue

More than 2,500 Toyota Hilux models are being recalled in the UK over fears of a braking problem.

The urgent safety recall was issued following concerns that the models ‘brake assist’ function may be lost while driving, resulting in reduced stopping performance.

In a statement to Express.co.uk, a Toyota spokesperson said: “Toyota is conducting a safety recall on its Hilux model affecting 2,638 vehicles in the UK market manufactured between June 2018 and October 2019.

“The issue involves the brake boosters that may have pistons with reduced strength due to improper moulding of the resin pistons.

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“As a result, the piston may break by repeated operation of the brake pedal, and in the worst case, the braking assist may be lost while driving, which results in extended vehicle stopping distance.

“In accordance with DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) guidelines and code of practice, vehicle owners will be contacted by Toyota and asked to make an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Toyota retailer.

“For all involved vehicles, retailers will check the serial number of the brake booster, and if applicable, replace this at no cost to owners.”

Drivers can check whether their car is included in the recall by searching for their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the Toyota recalls website.

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