Certain Toyota CH-R Vehicles Have a Parking Brake That May Not Function Properly
There is an increased risk of a vehicle rollaway if the vehicle is parked on a hill
A problem with the parking brake has prompted Toyota to recall certain model year 2018 CH-R vehicles.
What's the problem?
The electronic parking brake (EPB) on the affected vehicles may not operate properly—including either not disengaging after it is applied, or not correctly engaging and securing the vehicle in the first place.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
If the electronic parking brake does not function properly, there is an increased risk of a vehicle rollaway if the vehicle is parked on a hill without being placed into "Park."
What happens next?
Toyota is notifying owners of the recalled vehicles. Dealers will make the necessary repairs, free of charge.
Owners with further questions or concerns about this recall can contact Toyota at (800) 331-4331.
Toyota's reference number for this recall is H0W.