Toyota Recalls More Than 7,000 Highlander Vehicles
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Toyota Recalls More Than 7,000 Highlander Vehicles

Low brake fluid may not be detected, potentially leading to decreased brake performance

November 8, 2016

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling approximately 7,056 model year 2016 Highlander vehicles.

The brake fluid level sensor on the affected Highlander vehicles may not be connected to the wire harness, preventing the sensor from detecting the brake fluid level. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

If the brake fluid level is low and that is not detected, the vehicle's braking performance may be decreased, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Toyota Highlander vehicles included in this recall were all manufactured from May 26, 2016 to September 16, 2016.

Toyota will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, connect the wire harness to the sensor, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on November 7, 2016. Owners with additional questions should contact Toyota customer service at (800) 331-4331. Toyota's reference number for this recall is G03.