Feb 15, 2014 12:45 PM EST
Toyota Recalls 295,000 Vehicles Globally
By Matt Mercuro
Toyota Motor is recalling about 295,000 Lexus and Toyota brand vehicles worldwide due to issues with various safety systems like stability control and anti-lock brakes.
The automaker said an electrical component in the brake actuator, which regulates fluid pressure in each wheel cylinder, could “experience increased resistance,” according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This could increase the chance of a crash since a number of features may not work properly.
Of the vehicles recalled, 261,114 were sold in the U.S. The remaining vehicles were exported to other countries, according to the automaker.
Affected vehicles include 57,000 Lexus RX350 crossover vehicles, a 109,000 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks, both released for the 2012 and 2013 model years.
At least 129,000 2012 Toyota RAV4 SUVs are also included.
Around 54,010 RX350 vehicles, 107,052 RAV4 SUVs, and 100,052 Tacoma trucks are affected in the U.S., according to the NHTSA.
Toyota and Lexus dealers are being instructed to update the software for the skid control electronic unit, free of charge.
Toyota recalled 1.9 million of its 3rd generation Prius vehicles worldwide due to a programming issue earlier this week.