Toyota Recalls 1.53 Million Cars

Toyota just can’t seem to catch a break.

Toyota today announced a voluntary recall of 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon, Highlander models worldwide to repair brake-fluid leaking from the master cylinder and causing brakes to gradually feel spongier.

In the US, the recalled models are the 2005 through 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006 Highlander (non Hybrid) and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350.

Toyota will mail affected car owners in November who can then go to a local Toyota or Lexus dealer to have the brake master cylinder cup replaced for free.

More info is at or Toyota owners can also call 1-800-331-4331. Lexus owners can call 1-800-25 LEXUS.

Toyota Announces Intent to Voluntarily Recall Certain Toyota Avalon and Highlander, and Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 Vehicles to Replace a Brake Master Cylinder Seal [Toyota]

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