It seems like it’s almost been two weeks since the last Toyota recall, meaning… yep, it’s time to announce another Toyota recall. This time, the car giant has issued a voluntary safety recall on around 50,000 early-2003 Model-Year Toyota Sequoia SUVs to upgrade program logic in its Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system.
According to Toyota:
The VSC system can help control a loss of traction in turns as a result of front or rear tire slippage during cornering. In vehicles without the upgrade, the VSC system could, in limited situations, activate at low speed (approximately 9 mph) for a few seconds after acceleration from a stopped position and, as a result, the vehicle may not accelerate as quickly as the driver expects. There have been no reported injuries or accidents as a result of this condition.
Toyota says they actually identified this problem during the production run of the 2003 Sequoias and claims that they have “been responding to individual owner concerns by replacing the Skid Control Engine Control Unit (ECU) in Sequoias impacted by this condition.”
While the number of vehicles covered under the recall totals 50,000 Big T says that around half of these Sequoias have already been serviced under warranty.
In late May, Toyota will begin mailing letters to all 2003 Model-Year Sequoia owners included in the recall, including owners of vehicles that have been previously serviced.
If you are the owner of one of these vehicles and had previously paid to replace the Skid Control ECU for this specific condition, you should mail a copy of your repair order, to the following address for reimbursement consideration: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Toyota Customer Experience, WC 10, 19001 South Western Avenue, Torrance, CA 90509.
Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at http://www.toyota.com/recall and at the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331
Official Recall Announcement [Toyota.com]