1. 2013 Lexus ES 350 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING NHTSA Campaign #15V728000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 03, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 30,812

    Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 19, 2012 to October 27, 2015 and 2013-2015 Lexus ES350 and ES300h vehicles manufactured June 18, 2012 to July 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Pre-Collision System (PCS) as optional equipment. In these vehicles, the PCS may unexpectedly activate and apply the brakes when the radar detects a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object.

    Consequence: A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace certain PCS components, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this campaign are F1V and F2E. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V728000 »