2005 Toyota HIGHLANDER Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Master Cylinder Recall

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2005 Toyota HIGHLANDER Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Master Cylinder Recall

 NHTSA Recall #70931
NHTSA Compaign #10V499000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerTOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 SupplierTOYOTA
 BrandTOYOTA
 ModelHIGHLANDER
 Model Year2005
 ComponentSERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
 Date of notification15/11/10
 Begin date of manufacuring20/10/20
 End date of manufacturing20/10/20
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received21/10/10
 Report created21/10/10
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units728544
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2006 avalon, model year 2004-2006 highlander, model year 2004-2006 lexus rx, and model year 2006 lexus gs and is vehicles. Brake fluid containing polymers is used that acts as lubricants for certain brake system components. If replacement brake fluid is used that does not contain such polymers, or that contains only small amounts, a part of the rubber seal located at the rear of the brake master cylinder may become dry, and the seal may curl during movement of the piston. If this occurs, a small amount of brake fluid could slowly leak from the seal into the brake booster.
 Consequence summaryA leak of brake fluid could lead to a change in brake pedal feel and overtime a degradation in braking performance increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the seal with a newly designed one. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on november 15, 2010. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331 and lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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