TOYOTA ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALLS

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA  September 3, 2013
Toyota Motors iNC , USA,
announced that it will conduct
PROMPT  voluntary safety recalls. involving
 133,000 MY 2007
2011 Highlander Hybrid and
MY 2007
2008 Lexus RX 400h series. The other involves 102,000 MY 2006
2011 Lexus
IS
350, IS 350C, and GS 350 vehicles.
In the involved Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h vehicles
, transistors within the hybrid
system’s inverter asse
mbly can experience heat damage due to varia
tions in characteristics of the
transistors
parallel circuits. Should this occur, various warning ligh
ts on the instrument panel will
illuminate, and in most cases the vehicle will enter “limp home mode.” In lim
ited instances, the hybrid
system will shut down and resulting in the vehicle stopping while the vehicle is being driven.
In the involved Lexus IS 350, IS 350C and GS 350 vehicles, bolts used to s
ecure the varia
ble valve timing
control device can become lo
ose, causing the vehicle to stop while being
driven. Early warning for this
condition can be identified as a brief rattle noise  for approximately one second upon cold start
Owners of vehicles subject to these recalls will receive a notification
Detailed information is available to customers at
and
and
by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1

We buy vehicles 2006 and up

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