Toyota Recalling Hybrid SUVs
Recall affects 82,000 vehicles in the US and is due to a faulty control board.
Toyota is recalling about 82,000 hybrid vehicles in the United States to fix a flawed control board inside the powertrain.
The recall covers about 45,000 Toyota Highlander hybrids and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h hybrids from the 2006 and 2007 model years.
Toyota says some of the transistors on the control board might have been improperly soldered and could be damaged from large current flow during high-load driving.
If the control board is damaged, Toyota says warning lamps on the instrument panel will illuminate. The vehicle could enter a low-power driving mode, or the power-supply-circuit fuse could blow and the hybrid system will stop working.
Visit www.toyota.com/recall for more information.
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I've owned a Toyota for the past five year (FJ Cruiser) and I've had nothing but problems. New engine - 8000km, 3 release bearings @ 81000km, 94000km 128000km and a new trani @ 128000km, not to mention a bunch of bad backup sensors.
You can say what you want about toyota being the best vehicles out there, but when it comes to cost of buying and repairing a vehicle you can not beat the domestics.
$32,000 down the Toyota rat hole.
@get_a_life, HERE IT IS, the TOYOTA RECALL OF THE WEEK! This company is sucking wind when it comes to its overly tarnished reputation now. The TITANIC is sinking!
Oh, what a feeling, TOYota!
Funny, I don't see the recalls from Chrysler or Cadillac on here?get_a_life, your being a crybaby again. Wah, wah, wah.....
All these new cars these days have flaws. I believe Toyota has a big part in this with all their fancy technology and all the crap their commercials tell you. I've never owned or ridden in a Toyota newer than a 1994, but from what I can tell about their truck market is that The Tundra is a piece of garbage and their Tacoma has lost its truck royalty. Now I drive a 1977 Ford, so what it gets about 10 miles to the gallon on a good day but, I've only had to put about $150 bucks into parts for the whole year we've had it. I hear that all the recalls and work hours cost way more than $150 bucks but hell I'm 16 and can work on my rig. So chances are your better with an older vehicle. I mean hell my neighbor has a 24 year old car that still gets better MPG than a new toyota. So go old and go FORD!!!!