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Stability control software glitch causes Toyota, Lexus 458k vehicle recall

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A stability control software glitch is being blamed for a 453,000 vehicle recall of certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Toyota says the issue will affect 2022 Lexus LX, Lexus NX HEV, Lexus NX PHEV, Toyota RAV4 HEV, 2021-2022 Lexus LS HEV, Toyota Mirai, RAV4 PRIME, Sienna, Venza and 2020-2022 Toyota Highlander HEV vehicles.

The problem is the “Skid Control ECU software may not turn on the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system when the vehicle is restarted after the driver has disabled the VSC system,” according to a filing on NHTSA.gov.

Due to this stability control software glitch, the vehicles are out of compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards as well as they could be more likely to lose control and could increase the risk of an accident.

Toyota says dealers will update the Skid Control ECU free of charge.

Letters are being sent to owners on May 16, 2022.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V239000
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Components ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected 458,054

The Toyota RAV4 has previously been recalled for an electric power steering issue.

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Toyota and Lexus recall, please contact Toyota Motor Sales directly.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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