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Toyota Recalling 1.5 Million Cars – Again!

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While Toyota is not fully relived from the sticky pedals catastrophe, another disaster hits them causing a massive recall of 1.5 million vehicles. This time the issue is with the braking system and the models involved include Toyota Avalon and Highlander, and Lexus GS300, IS250, IS350, and RX330.

Apparently 599,000 units are affected inside Japan and 930,000 overseas. It does not seem to be a serous problem though, as Toyota says it’s just ” a small amount of the brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp.”.

The Toyota genuine brake fluid used during vehicle assembly for vehicles sold in the United States contains polymers. The polymers act as lubricants for certain brake system components.

If during vehicle maintenance, brake fluid is used that does not contain such polymers or only small amounts, a part of the internal rubber seal (brake master cylinder cup) located at the end of the brake master cylinder piston may become dry and may curl during movement of the piston. If this occurs, a small amount of the brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp.

If the brake warning lamp has illuminated and the vehicle continues to be operated without refilling the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir, the driver will begin to notice a spongy or soft brake pedal feel and braking performance may gradually decline.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail beginning in early November 2010. Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the brake master cylinder cup with a newly designed one at no charge to the vehicle owners.

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