Toyota Motors has issued a vehicle safety recall covering 112,500 units of its certain popular models due to possible power steering issues and electric vehicle software problems. Toyota recall includes
• 2,500 2012–2014 RAV4 EV vehicles
• 110,000 2015 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid
• 2014-2015 model year RAV4 vehicles
Toyota RAV4 EV electric vehicles are recalled to address a defect in the software of the vehicles’ Tesla-supplied powertrain component. There is a chance that affected vehicles may spontaneously shift into neutral while in motion, resulting in a complete loss of driving power and increasing the risk of a crash. When the loss of power steering occurs, a warning light will turn on and a “Check EV System” will appear. While Toyota and Tesla are debating over hydrogen fuel-cell versus battery-electric vehicles, the two automakers are collaborating on the RAV4 EV.
The second part of Toyota vehicle safety recall covers 110,000 units of Toyota’s Camry and its hybrid version and the Highlander and its hybrid version, along with RAV4 SUVs with model years 2014 to 2015. A circuit board situated in the electric power-steering controls was damaged during the manufacturing process, according to the Japanese automaker. Power-steering could fail in affected vehicles, causing drivers to accelerate their effort when steering and increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota said it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to either of the vehicle issues. The automaker has not found a remedy for this issue yet, but once it has, owners will get notifications.
Owners who notice anything unusual with the operation of their vehicle are strongly recommended to contact their local dealer as soon as possible with concerns even if they haven’t received their recall notification yet.
If you bought a defective vehicle that the manufacturer or the dealership is unable to repair, feel free to contact a Lemon Law lawyer Hovanes Margarian at (818) 553-1000 for free case evaluation and further legal help.