Toyota Australia Issues Urgent Recall for Multiple Vehicles


Toyota Australia has today issued an urgent recall for multiple vehicles including the Kluger Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota LandCruiser 300 and Mirai vehicles built between March 2021 and April 2022 citing an issue with the vehicles stability control system software.

Toyota Australia has confirmed 26,000 have been affected by the recall notice.

In a statement Toyota Australia has said “Under particular circumstances, a software error may cause the Vehicle Stability Control system (VSC) to not default to the 'ON' status when the vehicle is next started. These circumstances are: if the VSC switch is manually turned off and the brake pedal is continuously operated between when the vehicle is shut down and then restarted; this may cause the VSC to not return to the default setting 'ON' status at the next ignition cycle.”

Toyota Australia has confirmed this error has resulted in a non-compliance with the Australian Design Rules (ADR).

To read Toyota Australia’s official press release surrounding this urgent recall click here.

What to do if you own an affected Toyota Vehicle?

For owners of one of the affected Toyota vehicles, Toyota Australia will contact you via SMS, email, or mail to your provided primary contact details with further instructions on how to get the issue repaired.

If you do not receive communication from Toyota Australia, affected motorists can also visit their closest Toyota Australia Dealer for a free repair of the affected issue. If you attend a Toyota Dealership without a booking, Toyota has asked for Motorists to provide their VIN to confirm works. To find your VIN, Toyota Australia has said to search for vehicle identification number in the index at the rear or your owner’s manual.

What type of repairs are needed? Toyota Dealers will need to update the Skid Control ECU software removing and remove the faulty set up software. This can only be completed by a Toyota Dealer and not your local mechanical workshop.

How long will the repair take? Toyota Australia has indicated updating the Skid Control ECU will take approximately 1 hour depending on the dealership. Some dealerships may vary due to availability and current work schedules.

Can I continue to drive the vehicle before getting repaired? Toyota Australia has confirmed that you can continue to drive the vehicle without the repairs, however this will need to be fixed ASAP and have advised to book in for a free repair at your earliest convenience.

For more information regarding the Toyota stability control system software recall contact Toyota Australia on 1800 987 366 between the hours of 8:00am – 6:00pm AEST Monday – Friday to speak to a Toyota Australia representative on the Recall Helpline. If you are planning to call Toyota Australia, please reference your Vehicle Identification Number to get through to the appropriate area.

Other Vehicle Recalls

There are many other vehicles currently under recall from their respective manufacturer. Shop for Cars has a current list of the recent vehicle recalls in Australia. To read the recall list click here.

Other Toyota Vehicle Recalls include:

2015 – 2021 Toyota Hilux Recall – Faulty Rear Licence Plate Bracket.

2020 – 2021 Toyota CH-R, Yaris, Yaris Cross and GR Yaris recall – Pre-Collison system setup issue.

To find out if your vehicle is currently under a recall, please visit the official government recall website here.

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