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Faulty Auto Braking Spurs Avalon, Lexus Recall

November 04, 2015

Photo of Toyota Avalon courtesy of Toyota.
Photo of Toyota Avalon courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Motor Sales USA is recalling approximately 31,000 2013-2015 model-year Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 and ES300h sedans because of the potential for unexpected braking.

In these vehicles, the pre-collision system (PCS) might perceive a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object. As a result, the PCS warning buzzer may sound and the system may apply the service brake automatically, Toyota said. Such unexpected braking could increase the risk of a crash.

As an interim remedy, the PCS function will be disabled in these vehicles. Dealers will replace the PCS components with improved ones as a permanent remedy, Toyota said.

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