Toyota recalls Camrys over brake-assist problems
Roughly 227,000 vehicles are involved in the recall
Toyota has issued a safety recall covering some 227,000 Camrys in the U.S. over concerns that the vehicles' brake-assist systems could give out and increase the risk of accidents.
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The Japan-based automaker said in a press release Wednesday that the recall impacts certain Camrys from the 2018-2019 model year.
Toyota explained that some parts in the power assist system – which is activated when a driver pushes the brake pedal – can wear out prematurely and cause the system to fail.
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While the brakes themselves would still work if that were to happen, losing that assist could increase the likelihood that a driver could crash, the company said.
Owners of Camrys from the 2018-2019 model year will be notified directly about the recall in January, and Toyota dealers will inspect the vacuum pump on the brake-assist system and either repair or replace it at no charge to customers.
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You can find out whether your vehicle is one of those being recalled by visiting Toyota.com/recall and entering your car's Vehicle Identification Number or its license plate number.