2012 Toyota RAV4 Among Toyota Vehicles Recalled To Fix Software Problem


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    2012 Toyota RAV4 Picture

    Toyota is recalling approximately 260,000 2012 Toyota RAV4 crossovers, 2012-'13 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks and 2012-'13 Lexus RX 350 crossovers in the U.S. to fix a software problem. | February 12, 2014

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  • Toyota is recalling approximately 260,000 2012 Toyota RAV4 crossovers, 2012-'13 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks and 2012-'13 Lexus RX 350 crossovers in the U.S. to fix a software problem that can cause the vehicle's stability, antilock brakes and traction control functions to intermittently turn off.
  • However, standard braking operation in the affected vehicles "remains fully functional," said Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. in a statement on its Web site.
  • No reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall have been reported.

TORRANCE, California — Toyota is recalling approximately 260,000 2012 Toyota RAV4 crossovers, 2012-'13 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks and 2012-'13 Lexus RX 350 crossovers in the U.S. to fix a software problem that can cause the vehicle's stability, antilock brakes and traction control functions to intermittently turn off.

However, standard braking operation in the affected vehicles "remains fully functional," said Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. in a statement on its Web site.

No reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall have been reported.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software in the affected vehicles. Owners will be notified by first-class mail when the software updates are available. Owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Edmunds says: At this point, owners of the affected vehicles will have to wait until they receive their formal recall notice before checking in with their dealer. But if you are experiencing any problems with your vehicle, get it into the dealership immediately.

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