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Published on December 2nd, 2020 | by Joshua Chin

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Toyota Issues Brake Booster Recall On Hilux and Fortuner

This recall affects Malaysian Toyota Hilux and Fortuners made between July 2018 and January 2019. 

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) has recently announced a Special Service Campaign (SSC) on Hilux and Fortuner models for brake booster inspection and replacement. 

According to the Japanese automaker, a total of 12,997 distributed by UMWT are affected by this recall. Of which 11,571 of them are Toyota Hilux models, and the other 1,426 of them are Toyota Fortuners. 

The cars affected by the recall were produced between July 2018 and January 2019. Owners of these Toyotas affected by the recall will receive a notification from UMWT. Much like any other Special Service Campaign too, the cost associated with the replacement of the affected part will be borne by UMWT. Models that are not listed here are not affected by this recall. 

This recall has been announced due to a defect with the resin pistons within the brake booster, which could cause vehicles with this defective part to experience compromised braking performance. 

For further information pertaining to this Special Service Campaign, owners of affected cars are free to contact any authorised Toyota Service Centre or call the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682). 

PRESS RELEASE: The safety of our customers is always Toyota’s top priority. UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, today announced a Special Service Campaign (SSC) on Hilux and Fortuner brake booster inspection and replacement. 

Based on the information received from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), there are 12,997 units of vehicle involved in this campaign, Toyota Hilux (11,571 units) and Fortuner (1,426 units) distributed by UMWT and production range July 2018 to Jan 2019 are involved in this campaign. Model not listed here are not affected by this campaign. 

The condition involves the resin pistons in the brake booster of the subjected vehicles where the vehicles could experience compromised braking performance. 

UMW Toyota Motor will send an owner notification letter to the affected vehicle owners to have the vehicle rectified at no charge. For further information, owners of affected cars may contact any authorised Toyota Service Centre or call the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682). 

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