Right after it took care of the stability control problems on the luxury 2010 Lexus GX460 SUV, Toyota has been hit with another problem, this time from an older SUV.
The company has just announced that it will recall approximately 50,000 2003 Toyota Sequoia SUVs. The problem with the vehicle stems from “inappropriate activation of the electronic stability control or the traction control system.”
What does this mean? Ironically enough, after a huge number of Toyota models suffered from unintended acceleration, the 2003 Sequoia suffers from unintended deceleration, or braking. While we may mock the carmaker a bit, the problem is quite severe, as when the traction/stability control systems slow the car down, the brake lights in the rear aren’t activated.
As you can imagine, this might lead to some nasty rear-end collisions if the driver behind you isn’t paying strict attention to the road. 2003 Toyota Sequoia models are set to be recalled in late May. Owners will be notified by mail, but if you want to contact the Japanese carmaker, you can call at this number: 1-800-331-4331.