Toyota is recalling approximately 6,900 model-year 2019 Prius hatchbacks and RAV4 Hybrid SUVs; model-year 2019-20 Prius Prime hatchbacks; and model-year 2020 Corolla Hybrid sedans; and model-year 2019 Lexus UX 250h SUVs, ES 300h, LS 500 and LS 500h sedans, and LC 500 coupes due to brake issues. The brake booster pump may have been manufactured improperly and could stop operating, resulting in increased stopping distance. Also, the vehicle stability control system will become deactivated and other vehicle features could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Lexus parent company Toyota will begin notifying owners in mid-September. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the brake booster pump.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.