Toyota Recalls 227,400 Camry In The US Over Faulty Brake Assist
Toyota Motor North America recalls 243,00 Camry midsize sedans globally owing to a possibility for a sudden loss of power braking assist.
Toyota Camry 2018 & 2019
Toyota is recalling its Camry sedans from the 2018 and 2019 model years to address a braking system issue that might result in a rapid loss of braking force.
A part of the braking system’s vacuum pump, referred to as a “vane cap,” may break; thus, resulting in the vacuum pump failing. If this occurs, drivers may experience a sudden loss of braking assist. If necessary, Toyota dealerships will replace or repair the vacuum pump free of charge.
While the brakes will continue to work, they may require more force to engage without warning, which could result in a crash. A spokesperson from Toyota declined to comment on whether any crashes, injuries, or fatalities have occurred as a cause of this Camry 2018 & 2019 Vacuum Pump Recall, but documents provided by the automaker to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that at least 75 warranty claims, as well as field reports of brake issues with the 2018 and 2019 Camrys, have been filed.
Toyota has determined that the issue is the result of a faulty component within the braking system’s vacuum pump. Toyota began researching the issue in early 2020, but the company claims the COVID-19 pandemic hampered its ability to conduct tests and collect field reports from drivers.
The vehicles being recalled are 227,490 units of Toyota Camry sedans from the year 2018 and 2019 models.
Beginning Dec. 16, 2021, Toyota will begin sending notification letters to the owners of the affected vehicles. Additionally, owners can contact Toyota directly via 800-331-4331. The NHTSA’s website will inform you whether your car is subject to any ongoing recalls.
If you enter your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into the NHTSA website and no recalls display, this indicates that your vehicle is not currently subject to any recalls. Because automakers issue recalls frequently and for a large number of older vehicles, it is a good idea to check back regularly to see if your vehicle has been affected by a recall.
Editor’s Note on Camry 2018 & 2019 Vacuum Pump Recall:
This article is written to inform you of the latest Toyota Camry recall over a braking system issue. You might also be interested in the Faulty HVAC In Camry Cars Lawsuit.
Case Name & No.: Camry 2018 & 2019 Vacuum Pump Recall
Reason: A part of the braking system’s vacuum pump may break
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