Toyota HiLux utes to be recalled due to brake issue

A Toyota HiLux. Photo: Shutterstock
A Toyota HiLux. Photo: Shutterstock

Toyota Australia has announced a safety recall involving Diesel HiLux and Fortuner vehicles produced between June 2018 - December 2018 (inclusive).

The total number of vehicles involved is 23,957.

Toyota said in its release that within the brake booster of involved vehicles, the strength of the resin piston could degrade due to improper moulding conditions during production.

"If this were to occur, repeated operation of the brake pedal may cause the piston to break, potentially causing loss of braking assist and therefore increasing the vehicle stopping distance.

"For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will inspect the vehicle and if applicable, replace the brake booster assembly free of charge."

Toyota said it was expected that it would take approximately three hours to replace the brake booster assembly. However, more time may be needed.

Toyota Australia will provide all owners of involved vehicles details of this safety recall campaign by SMS, email and/or mail to their last known address and phone number.

Owners are asked to keep their contact details up to date with Toyota so future communications can be received.

Owners with additional questions or concerns are asked to please contact their local/preferred Toyota Dealer in the first instance or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366. Please quote your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).