Toyota recalls 280K vehicles in US over unexpected movement concerns

February 28, 2024, 3:39 pm

ISTANBUL – Japanese multinational automaker Toyota is recalling 280,663 vehicles in the US amid concerns over unexpected movement.

"Certain parts of the transmission may not immediately disengage when the vehicle is shifted to the neutral position," US' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement.

"This can allow some engine power to continue to be transferred to the wheels and can allow the vehicle to inadvertently creep forward at a low speed when it is on a flat surface and no brakes are applied, leading to an increased risk of a crash," it added.

The recall includes Toyota's Tundra, Tundra hybrids, and Lexus LX600 vehicles produced between 2022 and 2024, in addition to Sequoia SUVs manufactured in 2023. (Anadolu)