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Recall: 2003 Sequoia: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL/ TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]73961,73962[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]TOYOTA
    Model: SEQUOIA
    Model Year: 2003
    MFG Campaign #: AOG

    Description: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL/[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Begin Date of MFG: 4/1/2002
    End Date of MFG: 4/17/2003
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 50,000
    Date owner notified by MFG: 6/11/2010

    Recall Initiator: ODI
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

    Defect Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 SEQUOIA PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2002 THROUGH APRIL 17, 2003. THE CENTER POSITION OF THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR (SAS) MAY NOT BE STORED CORRECTLY DUE TO IMPROPER LOGIC OF THE SKID CONTROL ECU PROGRAMMING. THE VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL (VSC) SYSTEM COULD ACTIVATE AT LOW SPEED FOR A FEW SECONDS DURING ACCELERATION FROM A STOPPED POSITION.

    Consequence Summary: SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT ACCELERATE AS QUICKLY AS THE DRIVER EXPECTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Corrective Summary: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REFLASH THE ECU. IF THE REFLASH CANNOT BE COMPLETED ON A PARTICULAR VEHICLE, THE ECU WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

    Recall Notes: TOYOTA RECALL NO. AOG. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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