Toyota is recalling over 16,500 vehicles in North America because a component inside the brake actuator assembly (which enables enhanced brake control functions including anti-lock braking, traction control, and stability control) may have been damaged during manufacturing, preventing the actuator from operating properly.
This, obviously, could cause a loss of vehicle stability control, increasing the risk of crash.
Affected models include:
- 2016 Toyota RAV4 (4,170 units total; 858 in Canada);
- 2016 Lexus RX 350 (90 units total; 9 in Canada);
- 2016 Lexus ES 350 (12,400 units total; 319 in Canada).
Owners will soon be notified by first-class mail. Dealers will check the serial number of the brake actuator and replace actuators assembled during a specific production period.