Toyota has a long experience when it comes to recalling vehicles on the US market. After the acceleration pedal problems in the US, with over one million cars recalled, the new announcement looks very small.
Toyota is conducting a safety recall of approximately 7,100 new 2016 Toyota Highlander vehicles in the U.S.
On the involved vehicles, there is a possibility that the wire harness which attaches to the brake fluid reservoir sensor was not connected during the vehicle assembly process.
If this were to occur, the vehicle would not meet a federal safety standard provision requiring a warning light if there is a drop in the brake fluid level. If a warning light does not come on to indicate a drop in fluid level, this could increase the risk of a crash.
Toyota dealers will check to ensure the brake fluid level sensor wire harness is properly connected, and connect it if necessary. All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail starting in early November.
For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting http://www.toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).