— A Toyota brake booster pump recall has been issued for nearly 7,200 of the following vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to replace the pumps and keep vital systems working.
- 2019 Toyota Prius
- 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
- 2019-2020 Toyota Prius Prime
- 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
- 2019 Lexus UX 250h
- 2019 Lexus ES 300h
- 2019 Lexus LC 500
- 2019 Lexus LS 500/500h
The brake booster pump may stop working because it wasn't properly manufactured, causing a loss of braking assist, increased stopping distances and deactivated stability control, in addition to "other vehicle features" that may be lost. Toyota didn't say what those "other vehicle features" are.
A driver will also notice multiple warning lights, warning messages and audible chimes if the brake booster pump fails.
The odds of a crash increase if a vehicle suddenly loses stability control or brake assist while driving.
About 6,900 of the Toyota vehicles are in the U.S. and 274 are in Canada.
Toyota plans on contacting customers in September 2019 so dealerships can inspect and possibly replace the brake booster pumps.
If you own one of the recalled Toyota or Lexus vehicles and have concerns, call Toyota in the U.S. at 800-331-4331 or Lexus at 800-255-3987. Canadian customers may call 888-869-6828.