Toyota is the most popular car brand in not only the country but in the entire world. There are more drivers and vehicle owners driving Toyotas than any other car brand in the world. Toyotas have been given their flowers for their reliability and safety for years while also being affordable cars. Many people's first car is a Toyota and they stick with the brand for forever. I mean all of the 1998 Toyota Camrys and Corollas still rolling around should speak for themselves.

Although Toyota has been awarded and known for being safe and reliable the recall bug will catch up to everyone. Toyota recalls are few and far between but they are normally caught within a reasonable time and taken care of before injuries or worse occur. Another recall is going to be calling several types of Toyota vehicles back to the shops and factories to assure that the issue has been solved. Michigan beware as Toyota is recalling over 280,000 vehicles.

Toyota is recalling about 280,000 pickups and SUVs because the engine may not disengage entirely when in neutral. The recall includes certain Toyota Tundra, Sequoia and Lexus LX 600 vehicles manufactured between 2022-2024. Lexus is Toyota’s luxury brand. Michigan drivers who own a Toyota between 2022 and 2025 are encouraged to have their vehicle's transmission checked.


“Certain parts of the transmission may not immediately disengage when the vehicle is shifted to the neutral position,” the Japanese manufacturer said in a statement Wednesday. This can allow some engine power to continue passing through to the wheels, it added. As a result, the vehicle could “inadvertently creep forward at a low speed when it is on a flat surface and no brakes are applied, leading to an increased risk of a crash,” the carmaker said.

Toyota said it was recalling another 19,000 vehicles over a software problem that means “the rearview image may not display within the period of time required by certain US safety regulations after the driver shifts the vehicle into reverse, increasing the risk of a crash while backing the vehicle.”

That safety recall involves certain Mirai and Lexus LS, LC, ES models in North America, made between 2023 and 2024, it added. Additionally, some 4,000 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid vehicles are also being recalled over safety issues with the head restraints on rear fold-down seats that “increase the risk of injury during certain collisions.”

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