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2016 Toyota RAV4 Among Vehicles Recalled for Loss of Stability Control

TORRANCE, California Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 4,170 2016 Toyota RAV4 SUVs for possible loss of vehicle stability control, the automaker said on Wednesday.

The recall also includes about 90 2016 Lexus RX 350 SUVs and about 12,400 2016 Lexus ES 350 sedans.

"The involved vehicles are equipped with a brake actuator assembly that enables enhanced brake control functions, including the antilock braking system, traction control and vehicle stability control, among others," Toyota said in a statement. "There is a possibility that a component inside the actuator could have been damaged during manufacturing, preventing the actuator from operating properly.

"This could cause a loss of vehicle stability control, increasing the risk of a crash."

When asked by Edmunds if there are any injuries, accidents or fatalities linked to the recall, Toyota spokeswoman Amanda Rice wrote: "We are not providing specifics at this time."

Toyota dealers and Lexus dealers will check the serial number of the brake actuator and replace actuators assembled during a specific production period.

A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987.

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

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.

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