Camrys recalled due to brake malfunction

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2021 | Lemon Law |

Toyota announced on November 17 that it is recalling 227,490 Camry sedans from model years 2018 and 2019. The reason is that the vehicle’s braking system is prone to suddenly losing power. While the brakes will still work, the random power outage requires the driver to use greater force to slow or stop the vehicle. The outage can also mean that the driver may not stop in time, thus colliding with other vehicles or obstacles.

While the manufacturer has released no information on the flaw causing injuries, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that there had been at least 75 warranty claims of brake problems.

The cause

The manufacturer claims the problem is a faulty vane cap part that is prone to breaking inside the system’s vacuum pump. Toyota reportedly became aware of the situation in 2020, but the pandemic shutdown caused delays in performing tests and getting supporting reports from drivers and dealers.

What can the owner do?

The automaker issues its official notice via letter starting on December 16, but owners can contact their dealer. The fix involves either replacing or fixing the vacuum pump free of charge. If the owner is unsure whether their vehicle will be recalled, they can visit Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.

Those with questions regarding their Camry’s braking can contact the dealer. If the malfunction caused injury or damages, owners may want to contact a Lemon law attorney here in California. These legal professionals can help owners get the financial compensation they deserve.