Second Smallest U.S. Safety Recall in History? Toyota Recalls 32 Lexus RX 350 SUVs for Defective Antilock Brake Calibration

Volkswagen holds the current “smallest recall” record at just four cars.

Toyota is recalling 32 model year 2011 Lexus RX 350 sport utility vehicles equipped with vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM). The calibration for the hydraulic control valves from ADVICS manufacturing in Ohio is incorrect. Because of this safety defect, Toyota said in a NHTSA filing, there is a possibility that the right front wheel may not be controlled properly during antilock brake system operation or vehicle stability control actuation.

This Lexus electronic defect could result in increased stopping distances and/or a failure to adequately correct a vehicle slide, which could increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Dealers will replace the brake actuator with a new one, free of charge as is required by U.S. safety regulations. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. (See Smallest Recall in History as Volkswagen Recalls Four Cars?)

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