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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